Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, has said in an interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt while touring Berlin, that Apple is nothing more than the “Tesla graveyard” where failed employees go to work, while replying to question of the Cupertino company hiring some of its engineers. The electric carmaker’s boss simply shrugged off fears about Apple being a new competitor and said that any Tesla employees it had hired were not important.
Here’s what he said:
Apple just hired some of Tesla’s most important engineers. Do you have to worry about a new competitor?
Important engineers? They have hired people we’ve fired. 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.
Musk also took the opportunity to troll the Apple Watch and the iPad Pro:
Do you take Apple’s ambitions seriously?
Did you ever take a look at the Apple Watch? (laughs) 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. But for Apple, the car is the next logical thing to finally offer a significant innovation. A new pencil or a bigger iPad alone were not relevant enough.
Well, what do you say about this guys?