New photos have surfaced on Reddit of the Model 3 at a supercharging station. Unlike past photos, these show the Model 3’s charging screen and several crucial details around the vehicle. The Tesla engineer driving the test vehicle didn’t seem to mind photos being taken and even mentioned that they were driving the vehicle home for the night. Take a look at the different photos and features below. The Model 3 was seen with full autopilot hardware and this close-up of the front-facing cameras. The Tesla vision system looks nearly identical to the current Model S and X system, but with a new rain sensor added (top right sensor). The Tesla Model S and X previously had rain sensors like this one, but disappeared with the Autopilot 2 hardware.
Sightings of Tesla’s Model 3 near Silicon Valley and the company’s Fremont factory has become all too commonplace in recent weeks, but a new set of high quality photos showing a silver Model 3 at the popular Harris Ranch Supercharger station gives us a first look at Tesla’s upcoming mass market sedan charging midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The Harris Ranch Supercharger off of Interstate 5 in Coalinga, California is one of Tesla’s busier charging stations, strategically located roughly 190 miles in either direction between the two major cities. It’s also home to the now shutdown Tesla battery swap station.
Redditor WattLOL and Tesla owner recounts being at the Harris Ranch Supercharger when they spotted a gorgeous silver Model 3 release candidate also charging. They posted a series of very comprehensive and high quality photos of their Model 3 sighting as follows:
Tesla has begun distributing Model 3 information to its employees, showing a visual side-by-side comparison of Model 3 specifications against the company’s flagship Model S, according to Trevor Page founder of the Model3 Owners Club forum. “You won’t find this on Tesla’s site, it’s ‘talking points’ given to all Tesla employees for when talking to customer about the differences with Model S and Model 3”, says page.
The new photos posted by Page highlights several new data points for the Model 3 including a 0-60 mph time of 5.6 seconds. This is the first firm performance data point that has been publicly shared beyond a “sub 6 second” time. 5.6 seconds is just a hair slower than the 5.4 seconds achieved by the Model S 85kWh version, and a time that should put a smile on anyone looking at the base Model 3 configuration.
The much talked about Model 3 trunk also gets some attention in the new side-by-side Model 3 vs. Model S comparison. Model 3 will have less than half the cargo space of the Model S, measuring 14 cubic feet compared to the cavernous 30 cubic feet of the Model S. The measurement includes both front and rear cargo space. Tesla notes that the Model 3 will have a manual trunk compared to the power lift gate available on the Model S.
The simplification Tesla has done to bring Model 3 to market is also put on display in the newly published slides. Model 3 shifts from two massive displays found on the Model S to one smaller display that’s mounted in a landscape orientation. Tesla also notes that Model S has more than 1,500 configurations compared to less than 100 for Model 3. Streamlining production has been a key focus for the company as it aims for volume production this year. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that first Model 3 deliveries will take place in July.
Some of the performance details of Tesla’s Model 3, which is set to begin production in July, were leaked today by insiders at the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club. An infographic comparing the new, $35,000 model with the fancier and more powerful Model S reports a 0-60 time of a zippy 5.6 seconds. While that’s slower than the Model S, the cheapest version of which is $69,500, it’s a bit quicker than the comparably priced Chevy Bolt, which takes 6.5 seconds to hit 60MPH. The leaked specs, which were confirmed to Road & Track by a Tesla spokesperson, also note a range of 215-plus miles. And while that number isn’t confirmed yet by the EPA, it’s just short of the Bolt’s 238-mile rating.
The highly anticipated Model 3 pulled in a whopping 252,000 pre-orders in the first two days of its availability alone and reached around 400,000 in total. But while the car is fast, the production is slow. And unfortunately for those waiting, the infographic also appears to confirm the expected mid-2018 delivery date. Your electric car road races will just have to wait.
Wired has been given an exclusive look inside the spaceship ring of the Apple Campus, revealing the ‘pod’ approach that was the brainchild of Steve Jobs.
The photos show the building fins; a tree being positioned; Cook in one of the completed pods; an early sketch of a pod; light fixtures that can direct light up, down or both; an empty pod; concave and convex buttons beneath a desk to adjust the height; and door handles with no visible fixings.
Apple releases iOS 10.3.2 for iPhone and iPad, tvOS 10.2.1 update for Apple TV
Apple has officially released the iOS 10.3.2 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest software update focuses on bug fixes and performance and security improvements.
For instructions on updating your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the latest version of iOS, see our tutorial on updating software here. iOS 10.3.2 follows the March release of iOS 10.3 which includes Find My AirPods, CarPlay updates, Apple File System, and more. Apple also released iOS 10.3.1 in early April which includes bug fixes and security improvements. Apple is likely focusing on iOS 11 for major new features which we expect to see introduced at WWDC 2017 on June 5 next month. Catch up on our iOS 11 wish list stories for iPhone and iPad, CarPlay, and HomeKit in the mean time.
After years of anticipation, Tesla’s mass market EV will finally start being delivered to early reservation holders in just a few short months. Despite a history of missing launch windows, Tesla during its last earnings report affirmed that Model 3 production remains on track for July with deliveries scheduled to begin before the end of the year. With the Model 3 form factor practically decided upon at this point, Tesla has been testing the Model 3 out on the open road with increasing frequency over the past few weeks.
The latest Model 3 sighting reveals a brand new color for Tesla’s mass market EV, with a red model joining the ranks of white, blue and black Model 3’s already spotted out in public. The red Model 3 pictured below was taken by an Instagram user with the handle gobi.man who uploaded the photo yesterday evening.
If all goes according to plan, Elon Musk last February said that the final Model 3 reveal will likely go down in July. So while the overall form factor of the Model 3 is, again, already nailed down, Tesla’s next and final Model 3 event will give us a better idea of what we can expect the vehicle’s steering wheel and other aspects of the interior to look like.
Ahead of production, Tesla noted the following in its most recent shareholder letter:
Model 3 vehicle development is nearly complete as we approach the start of production. Release Candidate vehicles, built using production-intent tooling and processes, are being tested to assess fit and finish, to support vehicle software development and to ensure a smooth and predictable homologation process. Road testing is also underway to refine driving dynamics and ensure vehicle durability.
Assuming no unforeseen hiccups, Tesla added that it’s aiming to have Model 3 production at about 5,000 vehicles per week before the end of the year. Subsequently, Tesla is planning to increase Model 3 production to 10,000 vehicles sometime in 2018. All told, Tesla remains committed to manufacturing 500,000 vehicles throughout 2018, an ambitious goal to say the least.
And on the off-chance that you missed any of the other Model 3 sightings which have come to light over the past few weeks, below are a few to help get you up to speed.
Apple has long showcased the capabilities of the iPhone 7 camera, but now the company is working to help everyone take great looking images with the device. Today, Apple debuted a new series of videos, as well as a new website, focused on educating users on how to take the best images with their iPhone…
On the new website, Apple shares tips for shooting a plethora of different types of images and video. For instance, Apple gives tips for close-up shots, vertical panoramas, action shots, street light, stills while filming video, selfies, and much more. There are also tips and tricks for editing photos such as selfies.
Each of the tips has an accompanying video that walks users through the process. For instance, for shooting a vertical panorama, Apple walks users through the steps of using the panorama function in the Camera app, but moving the device vertically instead of horizontally like with typical panoramas. For more complex tricks, Apple offers a step-by-step walkthrough.
All of the videos are simple and easy to follow, generally coming in the form of screen captured footage, so users know exactly what buttons to press and what steps to follow on their own device.