Elon Musk pokes fun at Apple, calling it “Tesla graveyard”

epa04049808 Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, poses with a model of the brand during a visit to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 31 January 2014. The European Tesla Service is based in Tilburg and the European headquarters in Amsterdam. EPA/JERRY LAMPEN 0

Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, poses with a model of the brand during a visit to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 31 January 2014.

 

In an interview with German business newspaper, inventopreneur Elon Musk poked fun at Apple calling it “Tesla graveyard.”

It’s no longer a secret, Apple is trying to put its own version of electric cars on the streets by 2019, and to do so, it tried tapping into Tesla’s talent luring them with salary increases of up to 60% to join its car division.

That didn’t seem to concern Elon Musk when asked, his reply was quite simple “If you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple. I’m not kidding.”

He continues “No, seriously: it’s good that Apple is moving and investing in this direction. But cars are very complex compared to phones or smartwatches. You can’t just go to a supplier like Foxconn and say: ‘Build me a car.’

“But for Apple, the car is the next logical thing to finally offer a significant innovation. A new pencil or a bigger iPad alone were not relevant enough.”

Tesla Motors is already lightyears ahead of any type of Apple Cars, however that doesn’t mean Apple, or any other company entering the competition for that matter is a bad thing. In the long run, more competition means lower prices for consumers and more innovation.

Sources:
The Guardian
Handelsblatt

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