bmw-i3Earlier this year the internet was abuzz with rumors that Apple was working on a car of their own. Whether or not those rumors are true remains to be seen, but in the meantime should Apple be working on such a project, or if they are at least interested in the idea, it seems that BMW wouldn’t mind collaborating with them.

This was revealed by BMW’s production chief Oliver Zipse who stated that the company would be open to the idea of forming a partnership with Apple to build such a vehicle. Zipse was quoted as saying, “We live in a world of partnerships,” when asked if he could picture the company building cars for another company, such as Apple.

That statement could not ring more true as earlier last month, Baidu announced that their partnership with BMW would finally come to fruition as the company’s self-driving cars are expected to be launched by the end of the year, so safe to say that this is not the first time that BMW has helped a non-carmaker make their car-making dreams come true.

Like we said it remains to be seen if those rumors of an Apple car are true, although recently it has been suggested that the Apple cars we’ve been seeing driving around are really cars used for mapping purposes, presumably in a bid to improve Apple Maps and add new features.

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