TO: Tim Cook, CEO
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
Re: Apple iMobility Customer Service
Dear Mr. Cook:
I’m writing to you about a problem with my monthly Apple iMobility “MultiPass” subscription service.
The problem is: It sucks.
Let’s start with what Apple promised in its Press Release:
“SAN FRANCISCO — September 8, 2022 — Apple today unveiled Apple iMobility, a single, intuitive app that combines the best ways to get from A to B, all in one place. Apple iMobility is a revolutionary platform aggregating all modes of transportation wherever you live—whether you ride, hail, pool, share or drive—via a convenient flat-rate subscription service, redefining Mobility-as-a-Service…”
One price to get me anywhere in NYC? Everything plus self-driving cabs? Loved the idea. I had lots of choices—DidiMo, Uber, Tesla, Toyota’s CommUt, WayMo, GoNow—but I’d been holding out for Apple. You were late to the game, which meant you were doing it right … right? I was willing to pay a little more for upgraded cars and solo rides, so I happily lined up, in the rain, outside the Soho Apple store for Milla Jovovich to sign my Apple iMobility MultiPass.
Read the rest over at The Drive…
The Team Polizei 144 models – namely myself, and a cute Swedish girl whose name I forgot after she left the photo shoot – have always been more attractive than actual German Polizei officers. I wasn’t looking for a new Polizei 144 centerfold, but it looks like actual Polizei officer Adrienne Koleszar is much better looking than I am, better at hand-to-hand combat, and, with 190k Instagram followers, more popular as well.
Rise of the FuzzBuster, A.K.A. the radar detector.
GM ditched Google over data control? Add their coming big AI, and Google is Colossus. Or will be. Does that mean Ford is OK with Google’s data control? What does this say about BMW and Daimler’s rejection of Apple’s terms? Did Apple want what Google wants? Is Google already an adolescent Colossus?
The Gumpert Apollo may disappoint, but the Gumball 3000 never does.
Speaking of the Gumball 3000, Chris Harris really stepped into the line of fire with his anti-Gumball 3000 tweet, and boy did things get nasty when rapper Bun B shot back. Harris’ Instagram is now filled with foul language…or worse.
Writing a Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous review is a waste of time. The car is amazing: 762 horsepower; 0-60 in 2.8 seconds; 270 miles of range. The world’s best electric powertrain and autonomous driving features. Sure, the interior could be better, and reliability issues persist. But owners don’t seem to care, and I loved the thing.
Now, let’s review what you really get for $120,000+, which is the idea of owning a Tesla—which is really, then, the idea of Tesla itself.
Read the rest over at The/Drive… Continue reading
Here’s an interesting report that contradicts my 9/19 story about Apple’s Autonomous Car plans. According to the WSJ, Apple’s target ship date is 2019. I don’t think so. I stand by my theory. Continue reading
Apple met with the California DMV this past August to discuss self-driving car regulations, according to Slashgear, “lending further weight to rumors the company is developing an autonomous vehicle.”
Wait. Apple JUST met with the California DMV this past August to discuss self-driving car regulations? JUST this past August?
The Slashgear story is not the story. Continue reading