A few years ago, Elon Musk tried to interest Apple CEO Tim Cook in buying Tesla, Musk said in a Tuesday tweet. “He refused to take the meeting,” Musk added.
According to Musk, this occurred in the “darkest days of the Model 3 program”—most likely sometime in late 2017 or early 2018. Musk recently revealed that at one point early in the Model 3 manufacturing process, Tesla was “about a month” away from bankruptcy.
“The Model 3 ramp was extreme stress & pain for a long time — from mid 2017 to mid 2019,” Musk wrote in November. “Production & logistics hell.”