Apple reportedly has plans to release a vehicle that is both electric and self-driving in 2024. But it is also widely known that things have not been going well and timelines have slipped in the past.

Does this mean Apple failed to do things as scheduled in the past?

Thank you!

  • It means the company didn't always keep their word, and it gave inaccurate estimates in the past. Jan 16, 2022 at 16:37
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    @AndrewTobilko Apple did what you said. But the sentence here does not mention promises. Having a schedule is not ALWAYS a promise. Though my manager seems to treat it as such.
    – Dan
    Jan 16, 2022 at 22:25

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Yes, in the context of a project, the "timeline" usually means the expected schedule, and a "slip" tends to mean when the expected dates have to be moved to later dates because the project has been taking more time than was expected.

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