A few days ago, a rumor circulated stating that Apple’s Mergers and Acquisition team had made a visit to Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla. Various rumors sprouted from there, stating that Apple was going to purchase Tesla. Elon Musk has confirmed that he has spoken with Apple, but he says that any kind of acquisition is “very unlikely.”
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.
Others have speculated that the conversations may have revolved around sharing battery technology or even building a high-tech battery manufacturing plant. The conversations also likely covered iOS in the car.