Reuters ALY SONG
The founder of “SpaceX” and “Tesla”, Elon Musk, revealed that CEO of “Apple” Tim Cook refused to discuss the purchase of “Tesla” when it was worth 10 times less than it is now.
Musk wrote a comment on the news about Apple’s interest in making electric cars: “During the worst days of the Model 3 project, I called Tim Cook to discuss the possibility of Apple buying Tesla at a tenth of its current value, and he refused to hold the meeting.”
During the darkest days of the Model 3 program, I reached out to Tim Cook to discuss the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla (for 1/10 of our current value). He refused to take the meeting.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 22, 2020
It is noteworthy that the company “Tesla” launched the Model 3 electric car in 2016, and encountered difficulties in the first period, before the project began to realize profits in the second quarter of 2018.
In the third quarter of 2020, Tesla’s net profit increased 2.3 times compared to last year’s indicators, and reached $ 331 million.
This comes against the backdrop of news about Apple’s plans to produce an electric car for it in 2024.