Earlier this week, it was reported that Apple had apparently met up with Tesla’s CEO and there were rumors that suggested that Apple would be interested in acquiring the car manufacturer. It was a bit of a stretch since Apple’s vehicular plans were more towards integrating its software, as opposed to actually building cars themselves. That being said, in an interview with Bloomberg, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, has come forward and confirmed that Tesla “had conversations” with Apple, but unfortunately he could not comment on whether or not those conversations might have anything to do with Apple acquiring the company.
However he did state that at the current time, an acquisition of Tesla seemed “very unlikely”. According to Musk, “If one or more companies had approached us last year about such things there’s no way we could really comment on that. We had conversations with Apple, I can’t comment on whether those revolved around any kind of acquisition.” However the way it was worded does seem like Musk isn’t exactly denying it, nor is he confirming it. Then again if Musk were to outright say no, it might lead to more questions which could reveal what those conversations, which are obviously private, are about. Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has stated in the past that the company would be willing to make large acquisitions if it made sense, but we’re not sure if acquiring Tesla would make sense to Apple. What do you guys think?