Elon Musk Takes A Jab At Apple, Says It Only Hires People Tesla FiresBy cheatmaster 04:43 Wed, 28 Jul 2021 Comments
Tesla's CEO Elon Musk is currently in Germany, discussing the future of electric vehicles with the local government. However this didn't stop him from taking digs at Apple while interacting with media.
During an interview with German business newspaper Handelsblatt yesterday, when he was asked to comment on Apple hiring Tesla's engineers for its car efforts, Musk revealed that the people hired by the iPhone maker are those which were fired by the automaker. He added that this is the reason he jokingly calls Apple the Tesla Graveyard. "If you don't create it at Tesla, you go work at Apple," he said
On whether he considers Apple as a serious competition, he took another jab at the Cupertino-based company, saying making a car is not as easy as making a smartphone or a smartwatch.
"Did you ever hold a see at the Apple Watch? (laughs) No, seriously: It's fine that Apple is moving and investing in this direction," he said. "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 recent pencil or a bigger iPad alone were not relevant enough."
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