First of all, Musk was asked to explain Tesla’s decision to open Superchargers for other electric vehicles. And he spoke negatively about Apple’s policy with the App Store and the use of cobalt in iPhone and Mac batteries.
Commenting on the opening of Supercharging to third parties, Musk said the company’s goal is not to create a “walled garden,” but rather “to support the emergence of sustainable energy.”
“I think we want to emphasize that our goal is to support the emergence of sustainable energy. This is not to create a walled garden and use it to beat up our competitors, as some companies do, ”Musk noted and hid the word“ Apple” behind a cough.
Another criticism was made for the use of cobalt, because of which Apple has repeatedly condemned other companies and human rights organizations:
“I think Apple uses almost 100% cobalt in its batteries, cell phones and laptops, but Tesla uses no cobalt in iron phosphate batteries and almost no nickel composition. On a weighted average basis, we can use 2% cobalt versus, say, 100% cobalt in Apple’s case.”
By the way, it is not the first time that Elon Musk has spoken negatively about Apple.