Just a few weeks ago, the news was that Hyundai revealed that it had been in talks with Apple to collaborate on a car project. Hyundai then backed down by removing all mention of Apple from its statement. Now it looks like Hyundai is going one step further in making sure its collaboration with Apple wouldn’t have worked out anyway.
Now some Hyundai executives are said to be concerned about becoming an Apple contract manufacturer, according to a report from Reuters.
Hyundai does not wish to become a subcontractor of another brand. On a financial results call, a Hyundai executive said, “We are not a company that makes cars for others. It’s not that working with Apple always produces good results. “
A source of Reuters he elaborated a bit more on this saying that “Apple is the boss. They do their marketing, they make their products, they make their mark. Hyundai is also the boss. And it doesn’t work well. “
Another Hyundai executive said Reuters that Hyundai doesn’t want to become Foxconn, they don’t want to build the car for Apple. “Initially, cooperation would help promote the Hyundai or Kia brand. But in the medium or long term, we would only produce the hulls of the cars, and Apple would make the brains, ”he would have said.
A source of Reuters he also says that when it comes to making the car, Apple would like it “to be made in the United States.” They mention that Hyundai’s subsidiary Kia is said to have production capacity at its plant in Georgia, United States (in case Apple needs a little help after all).
This whole thing turns Hyundai into a disgruntled lover who claims to have collaborated with Apple, so Apple then tries to shut them up, causing Hyundai to scream from the rooftops that this too wasn’t going to work, and at the same time time leaving the door open saying their production line in Georgia is available … anxious to know what will follow.
Unsurprisingly, Apple did not comment on Reuters information.
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Original article published in igamesnews UK.