dasanman69 wrote: »
Men like Musk can't be anywhere else but on top.
cash907 wrote: »
How many boards did Jobs sit on? Kind of a silly statement don't you think?
digitalclips wrote: »
Go on Tim, buy Tesla and SpaceX and put Elon on the board in some powerful position.
Tesla is DOOMED.
Well, it's my opinion is that your opinion stinks.
Did Apple have experience in the mobile telephone industry? Nope. Look where the Apple iPhone 6/6+ are now.
Experience is highly overrated. Look what "experience" did and is still doing for Detroit! Ghost town. American made IC engine cars suck. The old dealership business model is stacking up un-sold cars all over the planet.
But now there's a new American car company, Tesla, that doesn't suck. Its cars are awesome and are selling as fast as they can be made.
I think all your glorious experience can remain where it belongs, in the irrelevant past.
I don't see why an Apple acquisition of Tesla wouldn't make sense. Their products are already very nice. But I think Sir Jony could add those magical touches inside and out which could make electric cars really shine, and consequently put the US back in the automotive business, and all the while materially effect a significant slow-down of global pollution.
pogo007 wrote: »
Guys I think a lot of people don't get this. It's a very bad move if Apple makes a move in the car making industry. Apple has no experience what so ever in this industry. They should stick to what they do best consumer electronics. Many people here will say they have the money too do it, we'll to that I answer that even if you throw all the money you want at it, if you have no experience you won't succeed. Microsoft if living proof that throwing money into things you have no knowledge of is bad. Apple should stick to its core and instead partner with someone in the industry and help them with the user experience design. Anyways that's just my opinion.
Careful, you may be violating an Apple trademark with such talk.
Musk has said his goal with Tesla is to accelerate the advent of electric transport. He wouldn't be against selling it provided there was some guarantee that that would still happen. i.e. that the patents would stay open and that the 3rd generation mass market car would be produced.
SpamSandwich wrote: »
That isn't his goal. As far as I can tell, every decision he makes is aimed toward Mars.
Meanwhile, Tesla just posted 142 million loss for the quarter... to go along with their near half a billion loss for 2014. That's why their name and logo are always in 'red'.
"They should stick to what they do best consumer electronics." No one would have said that 10 years ago. So fast forward 10 years from now and we'll all be saying "They should stick to what they do best, cars".
I don't really see that. I see Apple's R&D spending the same percentage as always, but because Apple is making more money, that percentage for R&D goes up. It's what, 3% or something. It was only a few years ago where people were saying Apple wasn't spending enough on R&D. So if it was 3% in 2005, and 3% NOW, well Apple would be spending a lot more on R&D. Especially with how much money they're now making.
Except Google announces products not ready to be sold yet, or Sells $1500 Beta products and then pulls it from the market screwing their users!!! Apple doesn't announce anything until it's actually ready to be sold shortly for REAL. The Nexus Q and Google Glass a saw failing right away for a number of reasons. IF Apple releases a car at some point, it'll be a product ready to sell. Hiding a large Car, or a bunch of large cars at that point will be kind of hard to keep hidden though.