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Musk Says Apple CEO Refused Talks for Tesla at $60 Billion

  • Tesla CEO says Cook refused meeting in midst of Model 3 issues
  • Apple has had team developing autonomous car tech since 2014
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Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook refused to take a meeting years ago to discuss acquiring Tesla Inc., Elon Musk said on Tuesday.

Tesla CEO Musk said in a tweet that he reached out to Apple during the “darkest days” of development of his company’s Model 3 to talk about a possible deal. Musk said he planned to discuss the possibility of selling Tesla to Apple for one-tenth of its current value, indicating a valuation of about $60 billion.