Apple is the “Tesla graveyard” where failed employees go to work
Thats Elon Musk hitting it hard at Apple concerning the iPhone maker’s plan in the auto sector, “They have hired people we’ve fired, He 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,” Elon Musk told German newspaper Handelsblatt, while touring Berlin.
When asked on whether he took Apple’s ambitions in the auto sector seriously, the billionaire’s responded “Did you ever take a look at the Apple Watch?, No, seriously: It’s good that Apple is moving and investing in this direction. But cars are very complex compared to phones or smartwatches. You can’t just go to a supplier like Foxconn and say: Build me a car.” Musk visit to Germany wasn’t actually to go give Apple a few Jabs, his purpose was to discuss with government representatives concerning the future of mobility and electric vehicles in the country.
Its no secret anymore that Apple ventures into the auto sector, in August the company came up with “Project Titan”, its own car project, also as of last month Apple executives met with officials from California’s automotive sector to discuss self-driving vehicles. Google X is also currently developing technology for autonomous cars, mainly electric cars, while taxi cab service app Uber is in partnership with Carnegie Mellon in order to develop driverless cars.
Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, engineer, inventor and investor. He is the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors; chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of OpenAI; co-founder of Zip2; and co-founder of PayPal. As of March 2016, he has an estimated net worth of US$13.5 billion, making him the 75th wealthiest person in the US.