Skip to main content

Concept imagines what CarPlay would look like ‘if Apple made the Tesla Model 3’ [Video]

Even though it looks like we’re still more than several years out until Apple Car might reach the world, excitement is building as we learn more details. Now a graphic designer has created a sharp Apple Car concept that imagines what it would look like with a large 15-inch center console screen like Tesla uses with its Model 3 and Model Y.

Graphic designer John Calkins shared the “ Autos” Apple Car concept on Behance yesterday. It’s based around the idea what “if Apple made the Model 3”? While Apple has already been confirmed to be in talks with auto manufacturers like Hyundai and Elon Musk himself has shared that Tim Cook turned down a meeting about buying Tesla years ago, this is still a fun experiment in imagining what an Apple Car interior could look like. After all, Tesla arguably makes the most compelling center console/media experience in the auto industry.

Apple Car Concept: What if Apple made the Tesla Model 3?

John’s concept is sort of like imaging CarPlay on steroids – in a really great way. The Model 3 uses a 15-inch center mounted touch screen, so this is like bringing a MacBook Pro to a car and blending a the rest of the necessary auto interfaces with what we have with CarPlay now.

This Apple Car concept uses a dock on the left hand side like CarPlay features now, but with this screen size, it feels more like macOS Big Sur mixed with a larger iPad Pro.

Car and driving visualizations and overall layout are inspired by Tesla’s existing experience here but with Apple’s polish and attention to detail.

Check out the video and images below and see the full concept from John on Behance.

Apple Car concept - overview
Apple Car concept - Phone

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel



Avatar for Michael Potuck Michael Potuck

Michael is an editor for 9to5Mac. Since joining in 2016 he has written more than 3,000 articles including breaking news, reviews, and detailed comparisons and tutorials.