Elon Musk: “If you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple” | Ars Technica
Apple is apparently the “Tesla Graveyard.”
"If you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple. I’m not kidding."
"In response to claims that Apple is poaching key members of Tesla staff to work on its long-rumoured self-driving car project, Musk joked: "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."
The sick burns continued when Musk was asked if he took Apple seriously as a competitor in the automotive market. "Did you ever take a look at the Apple Watch?" he laughed, as if the seamless stainless steel construction and hand-crafted leather bands of Apple's latest i-thing were nothing to him. "No, seriously: it’s good that Apple is moving and investing in this direction," he added. "But cars are very complex compared to phones or smart watches. You can’t just go to a supplier like Foxconn and say: 'Build me a car.'"