Apple a luat in considerare achizitia producatorului de autoturisme Tesla

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Interesul Apple legat de autoturisme este cunoscut, dar un raport din “San Francisco Chronicle” prezinta niste detalii legate de acest subiect, incluzand faptul ca Apple a purtat discutii legate de o potentiala cumparare a producatorului de autoturisme electrice Tesla anul trecut.

Din acelasi raport reiese ca anul trecut a avut loc o intalnire intre Directorul de Achizitii de la Apple si CEO-ul Tesla, la care nu este exclus sa fi participat si CEO-ul Apple, Tim Cook.

“In October 2013, German investment banking analyst Adnaan Ahmad created a media stir when he wrote an “open letter” to Apple CEO Tim Cook and board director Al Gore, urging the company to acquire Tesla. [...]

Six months before Ahmad’s letter, Musk met with Perica and probably Cook at Apple headquarters, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect business relationships. While a megadeal has yet to emerge (for all of its cash, Apple still plays hardball on valuation), such a high-level meeting between the two Silicon Valley giants involving their top dealmakers suggests Apple was very much interested in buying the electric car pioneer.”

Un analist sugereaza ca subiectul intalnirii ar fi fost integrarea device-urilor cu iOS in masinile Tesla , dar este neclar de ce o astfel de discutie i-ar fi implicat direct pe CEO-ul Tesla si pe Directorul de Achizitii de la Apple.