A book recently published by the Los Angeles Times, which states that Elon Musk and Tim Cook They were on the phone discussing the unveiling of the Tesla Model 3, and the problems and difficulties Tesla faced during it. Cook suggested that Apple buy Tesla. Now, Wall Street Journal reporter Tim Higgins is coming out with a new book that will be published next month. In the book, he tells the whole story, a slander-filled conversation between Cook and Musk about Apple's acquisition of Tesla.
It is said that Musk was interested in Apple's proposal to buy Tesla, but on one condition: that he serve as CEO not of Tesla but of Apple entirely.damn it(Of course he didn't say damn 😂 but that's how it is translated in movies) Cook then immediately hangs up.
This is what is mentioned in the book
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speak on the phone. Musk says a 3 Model 2016 unveiling will come soon, but Tbesla is facing a serious financial problem.
Cook tells an idea: Apple buys Tesla.
Musk is interested, but on one condition: "I'm the CEO of Apple."
"Damn you," Cook says, and hangs up.
In response to this claim
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied this interaction ever occurred. He wrote on Twitter today that he and Cook had never spoken or written to each other. “There was a point where I asked to meet with Cook to talk about Apple's purchase of Tesla. There were no proposed acquisition terms whatsoever. "Cook refused to meet," Musk says.
When Cook was asked in a recent interview about his relationship with Musk, Tim Cook explained that while he "never talked to Musk", he has "great admiration and respect" for Tesla.
Apple has also hired a number of employees from Tesla over the years, leading Musk to point out at one point that Apple is known as "Tesla's graveyard" meaning that the employee that Tesla doesn't need is taken by Apple.
Apple is in the midst of its efforts to build an electric car of sorts, which is supposed to compete directly with Tesla.
The picture is just an illusion of what Apple might produce
The story of Apple and Tesla varies between Cook and Musk, depending on who you talk to. At one point Musk claimed he had contacted Cook about selling Tesla to Apple, but Cook refused even a meeting. On the other hand, Cook claims that he never spoke to Musk.
Mask will not be silent
Apple app store fees are a de facto global tax on the Internet. Epic is right.
- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30th, 2021
In a development of events, Mask decided to strike in another way and stand next to him Epic in the war between it and AppleHe tweeted about Apple's App Store commission and said,The Apple App Store fee is a global online tax. Epic is right"
Of course, Musk's tweets have a great impact, as he is one of the richest people in the world, and with a tweet, Musk can raise companies' shares or make them go bankrupt (and it happened before), but this time Mask is playing with a giant company and it is never easy, so he should be careful.