Cook refused: Elon Musk offered Tesla for sale – allegedly at a bargain price

Even before the first specific reports about Apple’s alleged ambitions in the automotive market came up in early 2015, there were reports about a possible collaboration with Tesla. It was said at the time that the two manufacturers had relaxed discussions about a takeover – other voices, however, said that it was only about a software cooperation or battery technology. Obviously, there was already a competition for the best engineers in 2014, because Apple and Tesla regularly recruited specialists from each other. However, when it became known that Apple was actually researching a car and had therefore snatched away many experts from well-known manufacturers, rumors of takeover and speculation regarding close cooperation fell silent.