Elon Musk Just Thrashed Apple
Elon Musk is not the one to mince his words, And specially when it is Apple.
Rumours of Apple building an electric car have been coming in since a long time now and Elon Musk doesn’t like that. Apple is aggressively hiring to build it’s rumoured electric car and the one company it cannot stop hiring from is Tesla Inc.
When Elon Musk was asked about Apple hiring from his company, He said “Apple hires the people that we fire” and even claimed that Apple is nicknamed as “Tesla’s graveyard” inside the company.
Maybe the nickname was manufactured as a piece of lighthearted ribbing at a competitor’s expense? Musk cleared up any ambiguity of intent, adding “I’m not kidding.”
He also thinks that Apple should not at all even try at building an Electric car, “Did you ever take a look at the Apple Watch?” Musk reportedly asked the interviewer, before guffawing. “No, seriously: It’s good that Apple is moving and investing in this direction. But cars are very complex compared to phones or smartwatches. They should not enter the car market.”
Is he afraid of Apple building an electric car? I don’t think so. Tesla has already established itself as the best electric car maker or perhaps, The best car maker. Apple, On the other hand is very new to this market and it will take them atleast 3 more years to even make a consumer targeted electric car.
One thing is very clear though, Elon Musk just thrashed Apple, And he hates them.