BMW and Apple may resume talks in the future. While visiting BMW plant in Leipzig, Germany, Apple executives were impressed with the way BMW manufacture their cars especially on the usage of carbon fiber parts. A senior BMW source said:
“Apple executives were impressed with the fact that we abandoned traditional approaches to car making and started afresh. It chimed with the way they do things too.”
Apple is reportedly have an interest to build their own hybrid or electric car but it seems like they want to do it n their own. BMW on the other hand also “cautious”about sharing their knowledge on manufacturing a car because it does not want to end up as mere supplier.
“The dialogue ended without conclusion because Apple appears to want to explore developing a passenger car on its own”
But it is not the end of collaboration between Apple and BMW. Back in March, BMW and Apple have work on connecting BMW cars with Apple devices and now the owner for the i3 and i8 able to unlock their cars with Apple Watch.