Apple wants to buy Tesla, think the SEC would throw a fit?

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May 14 26 Comments

Ignoring the obvious logistical hurdles they'd need to jump over to make such a thing happen, imagine if Daddy Elon was right all along when he said "Funding Secured".

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  • F5 Networks RRA
    How many dongles would I need to charge my Apple car at a public charge station?
    May 147
    • Apple / Strategy
      OnlyGifted

      AppleStrategy

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      If we bought Tesla, you wouldn't need a single one.
      May 14
    • F5 Networks RRA
      Nobody believes you. The first thing you guys would do is create a new charger with propietary connectors so you can charge out the ass for the dongles. You work in Strategy--how do you not know this?
      May 14
    • Apple / Strategy
      OnlyGifted

      AppleStrategy

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      Because that's a bad strategy and I'm trying to get my team on board with seeing things this way.
      May 14
    • F5 Networks RRA
      I've never meant this on Blind as much as I do now: Godspeed.
      May 14
    • Apple / Strategy
      OnlyGifted

      AppleStrategy

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      Thanks, bud. I think this just might work.
      May 14
    • Amazon BlingKing
      Lold so hard. Nice1
      May 14
    • Amazon BlingKing
      2. One is a proprietary dongle that fits your car. The other is an adapter to the electrical socket.
      May 14
  • New QTdN03
    If Apple buys Tesla, then I will REALLY be concerned about the future of Apple. They’ve made a lot of dumb decisions lately.
    May 143
    • Apple / Strategy
      OnlyGifted

      AppleStrategy

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      They're going to start making good ones. Don't you worry
      May 14
    • Amazon / EngKHCr70
      Almost finish the clones of Jobs?
      May 14
    • Apple / Strategy
      OnlyGifted

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      Just one clone, and just about.
      May 14
  • Nvidia greekie
    Elon will never sell.
    May 141
  • Google 7FwU30
    Good lord. Can you imagine Teslas being even more difficult to repair 😬
    May 140
  • 1. Tesla patents are public. Not good for apple

    2. They’d rather hire a few key people from Tesla directly ($$$) and build a new team around them to create their own version of an electric car. Like they did for computers, phones, tablets, watches, etc
    May 142
    • New
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      2. is almost impossible. Building electric cars and softwares aren't same.
      May 14
    • Elon Musk didn’t build an electric car. He purchased an existing company called Tesla. That’s why if you hire the right key folks, you can build anything. Also, Apple is a hardware company at core. They probably have the most advanced manufacturing facilities in the world. They know how to build stuff :) oh... yeah, they also build software.
      May 15
  • Amazon J.B.
    I think it might be a good move for Apple assuming they don’t increase prices without adding sufficient value.

    They badly need to diversify into an industry with minimal dependency on China and high potential for future. Building their own auto vertical will take 7-8 years and might be too late.
    May 141
    • Apple / Strategy
      OnlyGifted

      AppleStrategy

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      EXACTLY. It's just not going to happen. We need to acquire a project that's already far along, and Tesla already makes the safest cars on the market, which is a huge focus for Apple.
      May 14
  • Microsoft Teslanos
    Apple would never buy Tesla. No decent IP. They’ve lost most of their talent. Atrocious balance sheet after years of mismanagement. Exploding vehicles, etc
    May 150
  • Amgen Mrmephisto
    Tesla Uber tie up or strategic partnership makes way more sense.
    May 140
  • Amazon
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    Tesla’s creativity will die if Apple takes over. Gone are the days with Jobs leading the innovation powerhouse. Haven’t seen a single radical innovation which Apple has come up with since the iPhone. Air pods are the only grace savers, otherwise Mr Cook has been screwing over AMD for bottom line and overcharging customers (device auxiliaries, services) for maintaining profitability. This model is sustainable to keep Apple in business for a long time but not good enough to make Apple the most innovative company in the world which it used to be.
    May 143
    • Apple / Strategy
      OnlyGifted

      AppleStrategy

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      What if someone was currently petitioning to be the new CEO? Someone as passionate as Jobs was when HE was 26?
      May 14
    • Tesla KxzO24
      Elon is 48
      May 14
    • Apple / Strategy
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      But does he have the passion of a young Steve?
      May 14

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