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Forget racing, this is what’s really driving Apple’s interest in McLaren

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Anthony Sullivan
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With Apple still reportedly interested in entering the automotive space, a wild new rumor emerged earlier this week claiming that Apple was interested in acquiring McLaren Technology Group.

The McLaren Technology Group, for those unfamiliar, widely known and respected for releasing insanely fast supercars and also for its Formula One racing team

While initial reports claimed that Apple was interested in acquiring the entirety of McLaren s business, a McLaren spokesperson quickly reached out to various media outlets and denied that any full takeover talks had taken place.

Still, just because Apple may not be interested in a full takeover doesn t mean that Apple doesn t have its eye on certain aspects of McLaren s business.

To this point, Mike Butcher of TechCrunch posits an interesting theory, namely that Apple doesn t want anything to do with McLaren Racing or Formula 1 but rather has its eye McLaren Applied Technologies.

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