Elon Musk denies he discussed Apple-Tesla merger with Tim Cook

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk said on Friday that he never met with Apple Inc. about an expected takeover and hammered the tech goliath’s App Store charges, considering them a “worldwide duty on the web.”

He was reacting to a forthcoming book that says Apple CEO Tim Cook called Musk in 2016 about assuming control over Tesla. The book asserts that consolidation conversations finished when Musk revealed to Cook he’d prefer to supplant him as Apple’s CEO as a component of the arrangement. As per the story — uncovered in a Los Angeles Times survey of “Strategic maneuver: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century” by Wall Street Journal columnist Tim Higgins — Cook then, at that point hung up the telephone in the wake of expressing a swearword.

Cook and I have never spoken or kept in touch with one another ever.

There was a point where I mentioned to meet with Cook to discuss Apple purchasing Tesla. There were no states of securing proposed at all.

He wouldn’t meet. Tesla was worth about 6% of the present worth.

“Cook and I have never spoken or kept in touch with one another ever,” Musk said on Twitter. “There was a point where I mentioned to meet with Cook to discuss Apple purchasing Tesla. There were no states of securing proposed at all.”

Cook denied the gathering, Musk said. “Tesla was worth about 6% of the present worth,” he said. The assertion emphasized comments from last year, when Musk said Cook wouldn’t take a gathering about procuring Tesla.

Apple likewise denied the book’s tale and highlighted remarks from Cook on a New York Times web recording. “You know, I’ve never addressed Elon, despite the fact that I have incredible reverence and regard for the organization he’s fabricated,” Cook said.

Musk circled back to a different tweet Friday on Apple’s store expenses. “Epic is correct,” he said, a reference to Epic Games Inc’s. claim with Apple over its payments.

Epic sued Apple after the Cupertino, California-based organization eliminated the game Fortnite from its store for evading in-application buy charges. Epic has assaulted Apple’s act of driving applications to share 15% to 30% of their income. A California judge will control on the suit as right on time as August.