While rumors fly in the United States about Apple’s possible entry into car manufacturing, the company has officially added vehicles to its Swiss corporate documents describing the company’s activities.
Swiss site ApfelBlog reports the company’s lawyers have the following paragraph to its corporate documents for Switzerland:
Vehicles; Apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water; electronic hardware components for motor vehicles, rail cars and locomotives, ships and aircraft; Anti-theft devices; Theft alarms for vehicles; Bicycles; Golf carts; Wheelchairs; Air pumps; Motorcycles; Aftermarket parts (after-market parts) and accessories for the aforesaid goods.
The inclusion of “rail cars and locomotives, ships and aircraft” probably caught your eye, but 9to5Mac’s Ben Lovejoy notes you really shouldn’t read too much into that, as it’s common to add such catch-all terminology in company activities listings.
Reports have indicated that Apple is serious about an entry into the automotive arena, with Bloomberg recently reporting the company has its eye on 2020 as a production date. Of course, this is all rumor and conjecture at this point, but reports such as this one does make it fun to speculate what Apple has waiting in its secret garages hidden somewhere deep in Cupertino.