Yes, Apple had once opportunity to buy Tesla. CEO Tim Cook, owner of Apple, did not agree to buy Tesla during the darkest days of the Model 3 rollout.
Tesla founder Elon Musk said he made a conversation with Apple with serendipity to buy his company at ‘1/10th’ of its current market value, but CEO Tim Cook rejected the offer and refused to have a meeting with him. Tesla offered a considerable surcharge to the Apple company.
Apple once refused to have a meeting with Tesla to possibly obtain an electric vehicle company.
“During the darkest days of the Model 3 program, I collaborated with Tim Cook to talk about the possibility of Apple obtaining Tesla (for 1/10 of our current value),”
Elon Musk tweeted about the Apple CEO. “He refused to take the meeting.”
Why the deal did not come into being, according to an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box was that “Apple wanted Elon Musk to fend off, and that was a stumbling point.” this statement did not make a deal to happen.
Tesla prompted its materialization as a stock market heavyweight through seaming with the S&P 500 index.
Tesla escalated its share price to 600% this year and its market profit had increased $600 billion since.
Reuters once reported that Apple maps out to design dogged vehicles as soon as 2024 that might include tenancy battery technology.
One of the reasons Apple presumably swapped its way is because it has made enough betterment in aspects of battery.
According to Reuters, Apple has been evolving a lithium iron phosphate battery that can be encased more tightly in the car’s battery pack, dispatching on weight while increasing the potential energy density.
Tesla is already using iron phosphate batteries in some of the cars it’s making in China, Elon Musk tweeted in response to Apple car development.
Strange, if true, Elon Musk also wrote.
Tesla and Apple have passed back and forth a great deal of talent over the last ten years.
When words on the street were that an Apple car first emerged in 2015, Elon Musk quipped that Apple was a “Tesla graveyard.
For Cook and Apple to persuade electric cars was the next logical thing, Elon Musk said.
Doug Field who piloted the project of Apple also had worked at Tesla who came back to Apple in 2018.
A project of Apple commenced on designing its vehicles called Titan also is piloted by Doug Field now, according to a Reuters.
Apple claimed that its future vehicle will feature a “break-through” mono cell design, the report said, one that Elon Musk tweeted is “electrochemically impossible,” because its maximum voltage is insufficient to arm a car.
Reuters reported Apple is scrutinizing a lithium iron phosphate, apparently less likely to overheat than the lithium-ion batteries typically used in electric vehicles.
Tesla previously utilizing iron-phosphate for medium-range cars made in our Shanghai factory, Elon Musk said in his tweet.
Tesla’s market price in the vicinity of $607 billion on Tuesday using that to utter a rough estimation, Elon Musk may have been planning to barter the company for about $60 billion.
Apple did not answer instantly to a request for comment.
After a loss of about $1 billion in 2018, Tesla got back to a 1/4th net profit in the second half of 2019. The company restored its position with a boost of Model 3 production at its china plant and with the help of a well-built Chinese market.
Tesla not only made a position in S&P 500 but also on the target to become top-ranked by supplying 500,000 vehicles in 2020 a yearly target previously set for 2018.
The service industry agonized through production restrictions before it was able to jack up Model 3 and Model Y production at its main factory in Fremont, California, and started mass production of the Model 3 in the Shanghai Gigafactory in 2019.
Now, Apple reportedly hopes to launch its own passenger vehicle for consumers, which would compete directly with Tesla, versus plans from competitors like Waymo, which plans to build robot-taxis.