New reports that suggest Apple is working on an iWatch have also reignited the speculation about an 'iCar', a project which late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is believed to have been considering before he died in October 2011.

On Sunday, The New York Times cited unnamed sources who claim that Apple is experimenting with wristwatch-like devices made of curved glass that will operate on the iOS platform. Hidden at the bottom of the report was a snippet about a possible Apple car.

NYT claims that in a meeting in his office before he died, Jobs told reporter John Markoff that "he would have liked to take on Detroit with an Apple car," if he had more energy.

The report also highlights that Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, revealed during a patent trial against Samsung in August that, before the iPad and iPhone, Apple had explored "crazy stuff" such as a camera or car.

Last year, Apple board member and CEO of J.Crew Mickey Drexler revealed that Steve Jobs had been planning to design a car.

"Look at the car industry; it's a tragedy in America," he said during Fast Company's Innovation Uncensored conference in May. "Steve's dream before he died was to design an iCar."

Business Insider notes that head of internet services at Apple Eddy Cue has a big interest in cars, and is also on the board of Ferrari.

Schiller is also a car fan, as highlighted in his Twitter bio: "Apple, Sports, Cars, Science, Rock & Roll."

Last year, Google's self-driving car passed its driver's license test in Nevada, the first license of its kind in the US, paving the way for Google to test its technology on public roads in the state.

So, while a bit out-there, the possibility of an Apple iCar can't be ruled out. What do you think about the idea of an Apple car? What features do you think Steve Jobs would have been considering for the vehicle? Let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter.

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