Apple recently could not hide their interest in developing self – driving car on California roads went three prototypes on the basis of the Lexus, equipped with specialized sensors. When the head of Tesla Elon musk was asked if he considers promising the possibility of cooperation with Apple in this area, he said that has no reason even to assume the existence of this “Apple” giant of such plans.
One of the experts tried to find out whether or not the head of Tesla Apple a potential partner or competitor in this field. Masks were undecided, stating that unknown to him the nature of the intentions of Apple in the segment. This question is still not clear, he added.
Earlier, the head of Tesla welcomed the possibility of an Apple Car. Top Manager said that the release on the market Apple Car does not frighten the businessman.
“Actually I hope that Apple will come on the automotive market, that would be great – said Musk. – Go to LinkedIn and look at the statistics over the last 12 months: Tesla has hired about five times more employees from Apple than Apple from Tesla”.
Meanwhile, analysts Futurism expressed the opinion that Apple should buy Tesla and make the Mask as its CEO. According to experts, at present, the iPhone maker has problems with innovation and growth, and Tesla lack the financial stability to Apple.
About the possibility of buying a well-known manufacturer of electric cars Apple started talking after Tesla went on to conquer the mass market with a “budget” car Model 3. Analysts believe that Apple could “swallow” the company, the capitalization of which amounts to about $47 billion.
In 2015 entrepreneur, one of the investors of the service for the ordering of trips Uber Jason Calacanis predicted the sale of Tesla, the company from Cupertino. In his opinion, Apple will buy a manufacturer of electric cars for $75 billion.