Thursday, August 30, 2007

Say what?

How do you turn a beetle into an iPod? Read further on:

BERLIN (AP) -- U.S. computer company Apple Inc. and German automaker Volkswagen AG are discussing the possibility of building an "iCar" that would feature products by the producer of the ubiquitous iPod personal music player.

Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs and Volkswagen's chief Martin Winterkorn met several days ago in California and plan to meet for further discussions, said Hans-Gerd Bode, a spokesman for VW.

There are "scores of ideas," but few concrete plans at this point, Bode said.

Market experts estimate that a compact car upgraded with Apple products would be of substantial interest to young target groups, according to German financial magazine Capital.

Apple already works with VW and other automakers to offer an integrated in-car hookup for iPods. A representative of Apple did not immediately return a phone call for comment on the potential "iCar."

Link here for the full AP report....For one thing their stock-price jumped 10 dollars and change in two consecutive sessions, and session nr 2 in not yet over. That's super... especially if you hold AAPL stock that is.

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