Musk has denied the same in a tweet. “Cook & I have never spoken or written to each other ever. There was a point where I requested to meet with Cook to talk about Apple buying Tesla. There were no conditions of acquisition proposed whatsoever. He refused to meet. Tesla was worth about 6% of today’s value,” goes the tweet. In his tweets, Musk has tagged Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and BBC’s James Clayton.
@JamesClayton5 @markgurman @tim_cook Cook & I have never spoken or written to each other ever. There was a point… https://t.co/gfeHOXiKRi
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1627663756000
Apple has also reportedly denied the book’s anecdote and pointed to Cook comments during a recent New York Times podcast. “You know, I’ve never spoken to Elon, although I have great admiration and respect for the company he’s built,” Cook had said.
Musk deletes tweet on Apple
Earlier this year, Musk deleted a tweet that implied Tesla may soon become a bigger company than Apple. Musk said this during a conversation on Twitter about Tesla’s market value. An account called @WholeMarsBlog that often writes about Tesla wrote “Tesla is going to be bigger than Apple,”…. Musk response to the tweet implied that he agreed. “I think there is a >0% chance Tesla could be the biggest company,” Musk tweeted. Musk deleted the tweet shortly after it was posted, however, by then many Twitter users had taken screenshots.