Someone forgot to send Elon Musk an iTunes gift card. His latest quotable sound bites came courtesy of the German business newspaper Handelsblatt. What does Elon Musk think of Apple? He’s damn glad you asked. Pull up a chair…
When asked what he thought about Apple poaching Tesla staff to work on its rumored car project (for the love of God, don’t call it an iCar), Musk decided to have some fun.
“Important engineers? They have hired people we’ve fired. We always jokingly call Apple the Tesla Graveyard.”
Before you think he might back away, he doubled down. “If you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple. I’m not kidding.”
And they say only politicians get in on the action of throwing stones in glass houses. Musk, hit me again brother.
“Did you ever take a look at the Apple Watch?” Uh oh, you’re gonna piss off Jony Ive. You won’t like him when he’s angry. He will go design video on you…
“No, seriously: it’s good that Apple is moving and investing in this direction,” he added. “But cars are very complex compared to phones or smart watches. You can’t just go to a supplier like Foxconn and say: ‘Build me a car.'”
Wait, I thought the whole point of manufacturing in China was so you could demand that?
Ok, Apple is Tesla’s graveyard, the Apple Watch is ridiculous. He’s forgetting a new product line. Here we go:
“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.”
He’s the Donald Trump of tech CEOs. I build beautiful cars and rockets. Sure, people might not buy them but they’re stupid. Clowns I tell you. We will know he’s gone off the edge if he starts talking about walls and beautiful doors.
Oh right… The Tesla Model X with falcon-wing doors. Never mind about the door part. As for the wall? You could dual purpose it and put a piece of the hyperloop on it. Just a thought…
Elon Musk is a one-man wrecking crew for a PR agency. He says what’s on his mind, and it’s damn hilarious.
Granted, I’m not sure poking the 800-pound tech company that has six times Tesla’s market cap sitting in cash is the smartest play. Let’s go build some rockets…