Steve Jobs Did Not Have A License Plate Because He Kept Exchanging Leased Vehicles

Posted Oct 27, 2011

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Jon Callas, CTO of Entrust, worked in senior security at Apple in the past. Callas knew the reason how Steve Jobs was able to get around the system of not having a license plate. Steve Jobs liked to “think different,” which is why he did not want a license plate. Jobs discovered a loophole in the California vehicle laws. Anyone with a brand new car had a maximum of six months to affix an issued number plate to a vehicle. Jobs made an arrangement with the Mercedes leasing company so that he could always change cars during the 6th month of the lease. He exchanged one silver Mercedes SL55 AMG for another identical one. This means that he did not have a legal requirement to get a license plate. [iTWire]