Tesla Releases Completely Redesigned iPhone App With Touch ID Support

Tesla has updated its iPhone app with a completely redesigned user interface and Touch ID support for quick access to keyless driving.


The app now has a much cleaner aesthetic, a trio of shortcuts on the main screen for quick access to frequently used controls, and a more detailed render of the vehicle in the "Climate" menu. A new Today widget in Notification Center allows users to monitor their electric vehicle at a glance.

The Tesla app, now at version 3.0, is free on the App Store [Direct Link] for iPhone. The update is also available for Android.

(Thanks, Andrew!)

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26 months ago
Elon please become Apple's CEO
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26 months ago

Elon please become Apple's CEO


and POTUS.
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26 months ago
I'll start using it on January 1, 2020 for my Model 3.
Downloaded already though, you know, just in case :P
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26 months ago

Elon please become Apple's CEO

Yeah, maybe when he can actually run a company that generates a profit. He does not do so as Tesla CEO.

No dilettantes for Apple CEO. Tim might not be the flashiest CEO on the planet, but then again, he's running one of the world's largest companies by market capitalization. Plus, Steve Jobs picked Tim twice as the best person who could step in his shoes.

I am not impressed by Tesla's -$6.32 diluted EPS. Tesla has more debt than cash and the short ratio is over 7%. Of course, Tesla does not pay out any dividends.

If Elon wants to talk the talk, he needs to walk the walk. So far, he has not done so. It took Steve Jobs two attempts. Steve's enormous fortune before he passed away was largely due to the success and subsequent sale of Pixar to Disney, not to his Apple activities.

I actually like loose cannons like Elon, many of them are good for the industry. But Apple of 2017 isn't the Apple of 1997. I don't see AAPL as a growth stock any more, it is a value stock. That's fine, there are other stocks that have stepped into AAPL's shoes. It's unrealistic to imagine that a stock with AAPL's market cap will move like it did in the past.

(Disclaimer: I own AAPL, DIS and TSLA.)
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26 months ago
Just need a Tesla now! Thanks MacRumors :)
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26 months ago

and POTUS.

He can't. He was not US born.
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26 months ago
I continue to be quite impressed with Tesla and Elon.
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26 months ago

Very cool though. Am I reading correctly that you can start the car with your phone?


Not only that, but you can turn on the AC or heat remotely, so by the time you get to the car it is comfortable inside. My favourite feature, though, is the accurate gps locator. You can even track the car location and speed as it drives around. No more wandering around a mall parking lot trying to remember where I parked the car.
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26 months ago

About time. The old version was getting super long in the tooth.


Seriously. BMW has had a new connected drive app that performs similar functions for some months now and even their older app supported Touch ID. I'm truly surprised this was absent from the old Tesla app.
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26 months ago

I didn't even know such an app existed. :rolleyes:

Very cool though. Am I reading correctly that you can start the car with your phone? Is there a watch app as well? 'Cuz, you know, it's easier than taking your phone out of your pocket. ;) Better yet: "Hey Siri, start the up the Tesla, please."


The official app does not have a watch app. However, Remote S does, and you can use it to start the car from your Apple Watch.
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