Elon Musk sought after Tim Cook dinner’s task if Apple purchased Tesla, e-book claims

Did Elon Musk audaciously inform Tim Cook dinner he sought after his task as Apple CEO? In most cases we’d brush aside a wild hearsay like that out of hand, however that is Elon Musk we’re speaking about right here.

A brand new e-book in regards to the Tesla founder and CEO alleges a spat between Musk and Cook dinner that ended with the latter swearing on the former and slamming the telephone down.

Each Musk and Apple have denied the come across, which got here to mild by the use of Tim Higgins’ new e-book (*1*)Energy Play, however it’s relatively a yarn.

The tale claims that during 2021 Cook dinner tried to shop for the then-troubled e-car corporate. Right here’s how the (*3*)LA Instances (by the use of The Verge) recounts the anecdote from Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Wager of the Century:

Musk is , however one situation: “I’m CEO.”

Positive, says Cook dinner. When Apple purchased Beats in 2021, it stored at the founders, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre.

No, Musk says. Apple. Apple CEO.

“F— you” Cook dinner says, and hangs up.

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Ludicrous, proper? However no longer precisely out of Musk’s wheelhouse given the audacity of the person and his earlier shape. We will be able to’t consider Tim Cook dinner losing the F-Bomb both as a result of he’s in order that great.

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Anyway, it kind of feels educational as a result of each Apple and Musk have rubbished the claims, declaring the small topic of Musk and Cook dinner by no means speaking earlier than. In step with a tweet from Musk “Cook dinner & I’ve by no means spoken or written to one another ever.”

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Cook dinner & I’ve by no means spoken or written to one another ever.

There was once some extent the place I asked to satisfy with Cook dinner to discuss Apple purchasing Tesla. There have been no prerequisites of acquisition proposed in anyway.

He refused to satisfy. Tesla was once price about 6% of as of late’s worth.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30, 2021

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In additionally denying the account, Apple pointed journalists to feedback he made about Musk throughout a prior interview. “You already know, I’ve by no means spoken to Elon, despite the fact that I’ve nice admiration and appreciate for the corporate he’s constructed,” Cook dinner mentioned in April.