Tesla Motor Inc (TSLA) CEO Musk Skeptical of Apple’s Ability to Succeed in Car Business

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Tesla Motors Inc isn’t concerned about Apple Inc  poaching its employees. The electric car giant’s CEO, Elon Musk, reports that the maker of the iPhone only rounds up workers who fail to make it at Tesla. While Musk takes swipes at Apple, unsure of its ability to thrive in the automotive space, the company also has to deal with growing concerns of its iPhone 6S battery.

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Apple is the ‘Tesla Graveyard’ – Musk

In an interview with German news outlet Handelsblatt, Musk highlighted Apple’s interest to enter the car industry. The Chief Executive Officer joked about its obsession with Tesla’s engineers. However, he said that the iPhone company can only get its hands on his firm’s undesirables.

“They have hired people we’ve fired,” Musk tells Handelsblatt. “We always jokingly call Apple the ‘Tesla Graveyard’. If you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple.”

Many software firms are currently working on producing innovations in the motor industry. Musk has given a lot praise to Apple for being ahead of this trend. It is said the tech firm will have its first electric car ready by 2019. It’s the “next logical” step, according to the CEO. However, Musk is skeptical about Apple’s ability to succeed in the motor sector. His statement was mostly based on his own view of Apple products.

“Did you ever take a look at the Apple Watch?” the CEO insinuated, reportedly laughing after he posed the question. “No, seriously: It’s good that Apple is moving and investing in this direction. But cars are very complex things compared to smartwatches.”

Apple’s iPhone 6S Under Fire

Apple’s car interests are not the only thing under public scrutiny. It also faces consumer concerns regarding the performance of its iPhone 6S battery. This week, the tech firm publicly confirmed that its latest iPhone models may hold varying battery lives due to difference in manufacturing.

Apple assures that the variances in battery life are minute. “Our testing and customer data show the actual battery life of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, even taking into account variable component differences, vary within just 2 to 3 percent of each other,” the firm wrote.

No concerns for Apple

Apple prides itself on being able to maintain the lifespan of its products. The ccompany rebuked the claims made by third party testers. The company considers the methods used to to test the latest iPhones to be unreliable. Based on this, Apple said the claims are manufactured and aren’t based on real life conditions.

The tests don’t represent “real-world usage, since they spend an unrealistic amount of time at the highest CPU performance state. It’s a misleading way to measure real-world battery life,” apple says.

Apple is unfazed by these sort of claims. As a trend, they come year after year with every product release. Battery performance is a often a prime focal point for consumers.

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