What Elon Musk said about rumors of negotiating with Apple to sell Tesla
CEO of Tesla Inc. , Elon MuskLast Friday, he confirmed that he had never met the authorities An apple company on potential merger He criticized the tech giant’s app store fees, calling them A global tax on the Internet.
The allegations came in response to the release of an upcoming book indicating that Apple CEO Tim Cook called Musk in 2016 to discuss the acquisition of Tesla. “Cook and I didn’t talk or write to each other.”Notice Musk on Twitter. “There was a time I asked to meet with Cook to discuss the purchase of Tesla from Apple. No purchase terms were ever suggested.”
Musk said Cook declined the meeting. “Tesla was worth about 6% of its current value,” handle. The data repeats sayings from last year, When Musk indicated that Cook refused to accept a meeting to discuss the acquisition of Tesla.
An apple He did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the agency Bloomberg.
Then he followed up with another tweet referring to the Apple Store fee. He said, referring to “The Saga is Right” For Epic Games Inc.’s lawsuit. with Apple for their rates. Epic sued Apple after the Cupertino, California-based company withdrew the match It is an electronic game from your store to bypass the app purchase fee. Epic 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, Much higher than analysts expected, and this allowed to close the first half of 2021 with profits of $ 1.58 billion.
Tesla’s net profit in the second quarter of 2021 was 998% higher than those recorded in the same period in 2020. Tesla also stated that its revenue in the first half of 2021 was $22,347 million, of which 11,958 million corresponds to the second quarter.
(With information from Bloomberg and EFE)