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Tesla Launches $300 AirPower-Like Wireless Charger That Can Power Three Qi Devices at Once

Thursday December 22, 2022 4:23 pm PST by
Tesla today announced the launch of the Tesla Wireless Charging Platform, a $300 wireless charger that is able to charge up to three Qi devices at one time. The concept is somewhat similar to the AirPower that Apple wanted to produce as the three devices can be placed anywhere on the Tesla charging mat, receiving up to 15W of power each. Tesla says that the angular design of the charging...
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Hands-On With the Apple Music App for Tesla

Tuesday December 20, 2022 1:04 pm PST by
Car manufacturer Tesla last week rolled out a holiday software update that added Apple Music support to Tesla vehicles, so we thought we'd check it out for those who are interested in a hands-on demo of how Apple's streaming music service works on the Tesla platform. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple Music support for Tesla cars is something that Tesla owners...
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Apple Music Support Finally Added to Tesla Vehicles

Tuesday December 13, 2022 12:48 pm PST by
Car manufacturer Tesla today rolled out a holiday software update that introduces support for Apple Music. According to reports on Twitter, the 2022.44.25 update allows Tesla owners to access their ‌Apple Music‌ accounts directly in their cars. Stream over 100 million songs and 30,000 playlists ad-free. Listen to your entire library, discover new music, and tune into live radio stations. To...
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Apple Music App Spotted in Tesla Model S Museum Exhibit

Monday November 21, 2022 12:24 am PST by
Apple Music could be coming to Tesla vehicles through a future software update, giving Tesla customers the ability to use ‌Apple Music‌ using the vehicles' built-in system. At a recent exhibit for Tesla at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, someone on Twitter spotted a Model S vehicle running an unreleased software version that had ‌Apple Music‌ installed. According to the images ...
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Tesla Apple CarPlay Hack Updated to Work With Any Tesla Model

Monday June 27, 2022 4:38 am PDT by
Polish developer Michał Gapiński has released a new and improved version of his "Tesla Android Project" which brings Apple's CarPlay experience to more Tesla vehicles than ever before. According to Gapiński, version 2022.25.1 provides "100% functional ‌CarPlay‌ integration for any Tesla," and comes with several new features and bug fixes. The project now supports DRM video playback so...
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Apple CarPlay Workaround for Tesla Vehicles Now Available to Download

Monday May 9, 2022 4:40 am PDT by
Apple CarPlay is now available for Tesla vehicles – but only for owners willing to resort to a workaround that uses a connected Raspberry Pi. In the face of Tesla's apparent indifference to repeated calls to bring ‌CarPlay‌ to its automobiles, Polish developer Michał Gapiński demoed his success in bringing Apple's in-car system to his Tesla Model 3 earlier this year. As noted by Tesla North...
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Tesla Design Chief on Apple Products: 'There's Nothing to Look Forward To'

Wednesday February 9, 2022 12:40 pm PST by
Tesla design chief Franz von Holzhausen recently commented on Apple's design principles and product launches, lamenting that Apple doesn't deliver something "to look forward to." During a podcast interview with Spike Feresten of Spike's Car Radio (via iPhone in Canada and Sawyer Merritt), Holzhausen said that Apple's devices are "just a continuation" and a "slight refinement on the same...
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Tesla Insurance Customers Can Now Add Their Insurance Cards to Apple Wallet

Tuesday January 25, 2022 6:46 am PST by
Telsa car owners who have auto insurance through the electric vehicle company are now able to link their Tesla insurance cards directly to Apple Wallet, providing more accessible access to the cards on the iPhone and Apple Watch. Image from @coffeetabletsla via Tesla North As part of an update to the Tesla app yesterday on the App Store, the company has introduced support for Apple Wallet...
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Developer Showcases Apple CarPlay Workaround for Teslas

Monday January 17, 2022 7:24 am PST by
A Tesla Model 3 owner has resorted to a workaround to implement Apple CarPlay in his vehicle, amid no sign of official support from Tesla (via Tesla North). Apple ‌CarPlay‌ and Apple Music support are among the most-requested Tesla features, but with no indication that Tesla is willing to implement Apple ‌CarPlay‌ in its vehicles, Polish developer Michał Gapiński took matters into his own...
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Elon Musk Urges Customers to Buy 'Tesla Cyberwhistle' Instead of Apple Polishing Cloth

Wednesday December 1, 2021 4:01 am PST by
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has encouraged customers to buy the "Cyberwhistle" for $50 instead of Apple's much-discussed Polishing Cloth. The product page, which Musk shared on Twitter on Tuesday evening, offers a limited edition stainless steel whistle with the same distinctive design of the Tesla Cybertruck:Inspired by Cybertruck, the limited-edition Cyberwhistle is a premium collectible made from ...
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Elon Musk Reportedly Demanded to Become Apple CEO as Part of Potential Tesla Acquisition [Update: Musk Denies]

Friday July 30, 2021 10:04 am PDT by
Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly once demanded that he be made Apple CEO in a brief discussion of a potential acquisition with Apple's current CEO, Tim Cook. The claim comes in a new book titled "Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk and the Bet of the Century," as reviewed by The Los Angeles Times. According to the book, during a 2016 phone call between Musk and Cook that touched on the possibility of ...
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Takes Shots at Apple During Earnings Call

Monday July 26, 2021 5:53 pm PDT by
During a Tesla earnings call that took place today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spent time sniping at Apple, reports CNBC. Musk criticized Apple's "walled garden" and made comments on the company's cobalt use. In a discussion about plans to allow Tesla competitors to use the Tesla electric vehicle charger network, Musk said that Tesla does not want to create a walled garden to "bludgeon" Tesla...
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Apple to Use Tesla's 'Megapack' Battery to Help Power Apple Park at New Energy Farm

Thursday April 1, 2021 1:18 am PDT by
Apple plans to use Tesla's "Megapack" battery pack at a newly announced energy farm in California to help power Apple Park and further its commitment to renewable energy and being carbon-neutral by 2030, according to The Verge. Apple's newly announced California solar farm will use 85 of Tesla's 60MV battery packs to help power ‌Apple Park‌, according to the report. According to Apple, the...
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Tesla's Next Car Could Support Ultra Wideband Unlocking With iPhone

Tuesday February 2, 2021 3:34 pm PST by
A leaked Tesla FCC document shared by The Verge suggests that Tesla's next cars will support Ultra Wideband, a technology that's built into the latest iPhones and in vehicles, allows for greater accuracy when unlocking a car with a smartphone. Tesla in September submitted documentation on new key fobs, a controller, and endpoints that would be installed inside the frame and cabin of a...
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Tesla Software Update Hints at Support for Apple Music

Monday December 28, 2020 6:34 am PST by
Tesla may soon add support for Apple Music, according to references in a Tesla software update found by Twitter user @greentheonly (via Tesla North). Spotify has been the main way to listen to music using Tesla's infotainment system for some time, with no support for other music streaming services such as ‌Apple Music‌, Tidal, or Amazon Music. Tesla first announced support for other music...
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Elon Musk Claims He Once Reached Out to Tim Cook About Tesla Purchase But Was Refused Meeting

Tuesday December 22, 2020 1:25 pm PST by
Tesla CEO Elon Musk today said on Twitter that he once reached out to Apple CEO Tim Cook about the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla, but Cook "refused to take the meeting." Musk says that he attempted to contact Apple during the "darkest days of the Model 3 program," offering Tesla for 1/10 of its value. Musk's tweet came in response to Reuters' recent report about Apple's work on an...
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NTSB Criticizes Apple After Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash for Not Banning Employee Smartphone Use While Driving

Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:47 pm PST by
The United States National Transportation Safety Board today conducted a hearing dissecting the fatal 2018 crash of Apple engineer Walter Huang, who was using the autopilot feature of a Tesla Model X, reports CNBC. The NTSB called Tesla's Autosteer feature "completely inadequate" and said that Tesla's forward collision warning system did not provide an alert, nor did the automatic emergency...
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Apple Said to Have Made 'Serious Bid' of ~$240 Per Share to Acquire Tesla Around 2013

Tuesday May 21, 2019 10:15 am PDT by
It has long been rumored that Apple plans to compete in the electric vehicle market in some capacity, ranging from supplying other automakers with underlying technologies to developing its own vehicle entirely, and new information suggests that Apple may have been eyeing a major acquisition to boost its efforts. Namely, Apple is said to have made a "serious bid" for Tesla around 2013,...
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Tesla to Restock Sold-Out Wireless Phone Charger at a Discount

Tuesday September 11, 2018 2:28 am PDT by
Tesla is notifying customers that it will soon restock its wireless phone charger at a discount, after the device quickly sold out when it was released late last month. The Verge reports that emails are going out to customers informing them that the Tesla Wireless Charger, originally costing $65, will return to the electric car maker's online store at a roughly $15 discount, thanks to a...
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Tesla Debuts $65 5W Battery-Powered Qi Wireless Charger [Updated]

Tuesday August 28, 2018 6:33 pm PDT by
Tesla today launched a new battery-powered Qi-based wireless charger that's designed for iPhones and Android devices that support wireless charging. Priced at $65, the Tesla Wireless Charger features a 6,000mAh battery so it can be used for charging while on the go. According to Tesla, it's been constructed using the "same design language" used in Tesla energy products like Powerwall,...