Just recently, it was rumored that Apple is holding talks with supercar company McLaren. The Cupertino-based company was reportedly interested in making a strategic investment in the firm, or purchase it outright. Today, McLaren has taken the time to rebut this claim, stating that no such thing has happened between the two.
"There's no takeover, no strategic investment," a spokesperson for McLaren told Business Insider. "It's completely untrue."
“We can confirm that McLaren is not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment. As you would expect, the nature of our brand means we regularly have confidential conversations with a wide range of parties, but we keep them confidential."
Despite this, McLaren did not clarify if it had ever been approached by Apple. No comment was heard from Apple regarding the discussions.
If Apple were to purchase or invest in McLaren, it could help fuel the tech giant's automotive ambitions. The company's self-driving car project, codenamed Titan, was never officially confirmed or acknowledged. However, information leaked soon after, revealing that it was building an electric car to compete with Tesla.
It recently hit the brakes after attempting to reboot the initiative, which unfortunately came with people being handed out the pink slip. It is seen that Apple is switching gears from building an automotive itself, to powering the vehicles with self-driving technology instead.
Whether Apple really does have intentions to purchase or invest in McLaren remains to be seen. For now, we advise people to stay safe on the road, whether you're in an autonomous vehicle or not.