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Apple Board Member: Jobs Dreamed of an iCar

When Steve Jobs passed last October, the world mourned the loss of a visionary. When Jobs rejoined Apple in the late 90's, the company flourished with the launch of iMac, and then the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad. Now, with rumors of an Apple-branded HDTV and the iPhone 5, we can only imagine what Jobs would have come up with next. However, according to one Apple board member, one of Jobs' dreams was an iCar.

J. Crew CEO and Apple board member Mickey Drexler recently spoke at Fast Company's Innovation Uncensored conference. While speaking, he dropped in some little-known knowledge about a dream of the late Steve Jobs.

"Look at the car industry; it's a tragedy in America. Who is designing the cars?" Drexler is quoted as saying. "Steve's dream before he died was to design an iCar."

Drexler goes on to say that Steve never designed the iCar, so we're left to wonder what kind of automobile he would have envisioned. Would it have been a self-driving car, just like the Google Driverless Car project that Mountain View is working on? How much would it cost? How many Apple gadgets would be integrated into the dash? Who would Apple partner with on such a project?

Whatever Jobs' ideas were, it's now up to new(ish) CEO Tim Cook to bring Apple to the next level and whether or not that involves an iCar remains to be seen. Indeed, since Jobs' passing, every move made by Cook has been scrutinized under the "What would Steve have done?" microscope. Even Drexler told Fast Company that he wouldn't want to be in Tim's shoes, claiming the best job to have is taking over a company that's doing poorly.

"You know, I love Tim Cook, but I wouldn't want his job!" he said.

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  • kcorp2003
    whats next? iMuseum for Steve Jobs?
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  • balister
    It would cost $100k and there would be minor upgrades every year, but you would soooooo need those upgrades so you'd have to buy a new iCar every year. >_>
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  • and i dream for an ipot to shit on !!!!
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  • ben850
    amarcooland i dream for an ipot to shit on !!!!
    "Siri.... wipe my ass."
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  • darkchazz
    amarcooland i dream for an ipot to shit on !!!!Siri operated bidet.
    "Siri rinse my ass please!"
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  • xerroz
    balisterIt would cost $100k and there would be minor upgrades every year, but you would soooooo need those upgrades so you'd have to buy a new iCar every year. >_>And don't forget it would have the same specs as a Toyota Camry
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    balisterIt would cost $100k and there would be minor upgrades every year, but you would soooooo need those upgrades so you'd have to buy a new iCar every year. >_>
    It would also miss standard features found in other cars, such as speedometer/tachometer, would have its hood fixed closed and would be integrated with Siri. It wouldn't even have an automatic gearbox, it would have a joystick that would allow you to go forward or backward. It would also come only in one colour, and when another colour is released, it would be a huge deal. The car's fuel tanks would be also made as small as possible despite the limited mileage it would provide. The car's owners would enrage better car's owners by causing the entire car industry - service, upgrades, refueling, etc. - to degraded to their dumb level.

    The poor working conditions on the factories where that crap would be made would cause hundreds of workers to commit suicide while Apple would boast about how "green" their materials are.

    And I wouldn't be surprised if it'd sell well. Dumb people only need a bit of hype rather than a real reason to buy something.

    In short, RIP Steve, I'm glad you're not with us any more. Who knows what other horrible nonsense you might've came up with :)
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  • Pailin
    no no, the true step beyond is the

    iMausoleum

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  • Thank the universe Jobs is now an iCorpse!

    Hooah!
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  • seels
    Steve was a great man. His revolutionary thinking has changed the world forever. My iMacs, MacBook Pro's, iPad's, iPods, and iPhones that myself and my entire family has would not be possible without Steve's amazing vision for the future of technology. I hope I meet the amazing Steve Job's sometime in the future. Ugh, what I would do to just shake his hand.
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