A second remark from Ming-Chi Kuo on Wednesday suggests that he has lost visibility on the Apple Car, and isn't clear when the vehicle might go into production.
Most of Apple's work on the Apple Car has been concerned with construction and design, but the company is inventing a whole new stereo system for the vehicle.
Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives asserts that an Apple Car is coming, and predicts that it will be by 2026.
The typical big red button to release a seatbelt is too old-fashioned for the Apple Car, which instead wants seatbelt buckles to light up, and even display information.
The Department of Justice has charged a third ex-engineer over the alleged theft of self-driving car tech in 2018, after the engineer tried to hand Apple's trade secrets over to a Chinese autonomous driving tech company.
A survey of new car buyers reports that a quarter would "definitely consider" an Apple Car, including more than 50% of the Tesla owners asked.
Apple has hired a former Lamborghini executive to help lead the design of its rumored "Apple Car," signaling that the company is still moving ahead with the project.
The CEO of Volkswagen says he's certain Apple intends to expand CarPlay, but doesn't think it's likely to produce its own Apple Car.
An automotive engineer who worked on the Apple Car team has left the Cupertino tech giant just days over six months after the company hired him.