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Apple Hires Auto Industry Veteran

Apple has reignited rumours it’s going to make a car by hiring another former Tesla engineer with 25 years of experience in the automotive industry.

Steve MacManus has been appointed as a senior director at Apple, after stints at Jaguar-Land Rover, Bentley, Aston Martin, and Tesla.

The title is perhaps deliberately vague, but has nonetheless stoked the ongoing rumours Apple plans to make a car given his background and experience in designing vehicle interiors.

A patent application was also filed earlier this year by the Cupertino company for a wireless charging system for autonomous vehicles.

According to Bloomberg, Mr MacManus is at least the third Tesla engineering executive to join Apple in the last year.

Apple hired former Tesla drive systems vice president Michael Schwekutsch in March and former chief vehicle engineer Doug Field last August.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk once called Apple a “Tesla graveyard” after the tech giant hired a number of people who had been fired from Tesla.

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