What Elon Musk said about rumors of a negotiation with Apple to sell Tesla.
The Tesla CEO responded to a post noting that Steve Jobs' successor Tim Cook called him in 2016 to discuss an acquisition.
Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk said Friday that he never met with Apple Inc. authorities about a possible merger and criticized the tech giant's app store fees, calling them a "global internet tax.".
The claims came in response to an upcoming book release that notes that Apple CEO Tim Cook called Musk in 2016 to discuss a Tesla acquisition.
Cook and I never spoke or wrote to each other, Musk noted on Twitter. There was a time when I asked to meet with Cook to discuss the purchase of Tesla by Apple. No purchase terms were suggested at all.
Cook declined the meeting, Musk said. "Tesla was worth about 6% of its current value," he said. The statements reiterate statements from last year when Musk indicated that Cook declined to agree to a meeting to discuss a Tesla acquisition.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Bloomberg agency.
Musk then followed up with another tweet referring to Apple store fees. The epic is true, he said, adding that Epic Games Inc. sued Apple over its pricing. Epic sued Apple after the Cupertino, California-based company removed the Fortnite game from its store for circumventing app purchase fees. In addition, epic has attacked Apple's practice of forcing apps to share between 15% and 30% of their revenue. A California judge will rule on the lawsuit in August.
Last Tuesday, Tesla silenced its critics with a net profit of ، 1.142 million in the second quarter of the year, far exceeding analysts' expectations. It allowed it to close in the first half of 2021 with a profit of 15 1580 million.
Tesla's net profits in the second quarter of 2021 were 998% higher than those recorded in the same period of 2020. Tesla also explained that its revenues in the first half of 2021 were $ 22,347 million, of which $ 11,958 million. Million corresponds to the second quarter.