What Apple Would Get If It Bought Tesla

Could an Apple and Tesla dream team happen in the future?

Apple announced earlier this week that every major car brand has committed to delivering Car Play, Apple's system that lets drivers sync up their iOS devices with infotainment systems in their cars. Cook dodged a question about purchasing Tesla, according to the Wall Street Journal, by saying he hoped Musk's company would get on board with Car Play.

The questions come as Apple has been reported to quietly be exploring automotive technologies, leading some to wonder if an Apple Car could be in the pipeline.

Not only will Apple's worth give it a competitive edge, but the company also has the advantage of employing a brain trust of some of the best designers and user experience experts in the world. Couple that with Tesla's employee base and it could be a winning combination.

"It would be fascinating if Apple went this direction because it's such a leap from anything they done," Brauer said. "I think they could still just be investigating. But ultimately, I think the fact they didn't have anything like an iPad or Apple Watch ten years ago says something. They have a history of breaking out of their wheelhouse."

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