Elon Musk Calls Apple the “Tesla Graveyard” and Disses the Apple Watch
Ashley Allen / 5 years ago
Elon Musk, billionaire, prospective supervillain, and CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX, scoffs at Apple’s attempts to enter the automotive industry, mocking the company for sweeping up Tesla’s cast-offs, and he doesn’t think much of the Apple Watch, either. In an interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt, Musk took two hefty swings at the tech giant, making it as clear as possible that he neither considers the company to be competition nor rates its products.
“They have hired people we’ve fired,” Musk said. “We always jokingly call Apple the ‘Tesla Graveyard.’ If you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple. I’m not kidding.”
While Musk admits that the Apple Car is “the next logical thing” for the company, but questions whether it has the knowhow to pull it off. To illustrate his point, Musk points to Apple’s latest endeavour: “Did you ever take a look at the Apple Watch?” he asked, laughing at his own question. “No, seriously: It’s good that Apple is moving and investing in this direction. But cars are very complex compared to phones or smartwatches.”
The Apple’s entry into the electric car market is predicted for 2019, but, as far as Musk is concerned, it won’t be much of a threat to Tesla.
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