A handful of times ago, a Reuters report revived the old rumors about Apple creating an electrical, self-driving car or truck, and the 1st factor on everyone’s mind was Tesla. 

You can find no direct link, but Apple looks like the company that could supply an exciting competitor to Tesla’s clever electric autos, specifically in a foreseeable future in which AI and battery experience could switch out to be far more essential than a tradition in building gas-run automobiles. 

On Tuesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk uncovered that he was thinking alongside the exact strains as effectively. 

“In the course of the darkest times of the Product 3 program, I arrived at out to Tim Cook to examine the chance of Apple getting Tesla (for 1/10 of our current worth). He refused to consider the assembly,” he tweeted. 

With “darkest days,” Musk is referring to the troubles Tesla experienced with ramping up Model 3 production, which just about drove the organization to bankruptcy. The troubles that Tesla had ended up effectively documented, but the truth that Musk preferred to discuss to Apple about obtaining Tesla is new. 

Musk also commented on some rumors surrounding Apple’s (attainable) upcoming car undertaking. In an respond to to a further Twitter consumer, who shared some excerpts from Reuters’ report, Musk claimed that monocell batteries — which Apple allegedly is wanting into — are “electrochemically unattainable.” As for Apple on the lookout into lithium iron phosphate battery tech, Musk claimed Tesla “already uses iron-phosphate for medium selection cars and trucks produced in our Shanghai factory.”

In any situation, the deal in no way transpired, and now Apple will have to face a considerably more powerful Tesla — if the organization at any time does truly starts off mass-production vehicles. Reuters’ report mentions 2024 as the doable start time for Apple’s motor vehicle, and there is certainly a great deal that can happen ahead of now and then.