Apple is Working on a Car
Apple is going into the car business. According to BusinessInsider, an Apple employee wrote to say that his group was working on something that will, "give Tesla a run for its money." My own sources back this up.
I learned last week that Apple has been poaching employees from Tesla. I don't mean the kind of tit-for-tat headhunting that goes on between all Silicon Valley companies (now that the no-poaching agreements are out).
Bloomberg reported that Tesla and Apple have been in a hiring war for some time, but the focus of that report was general hiring. There are all kinds of positions that are needed whether you're making cars, computers, or kiosks. Human resources, software engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, human resources, artists, designers, recruiters, supply chain managers, secretaries...the list is long.
But what I learned is that Apple has been looking for—and acquiring—the kind of people from Tesla with expertise that is most suited to cars. So much so that I went from being a doubter to a believer almost instantly.
From another source who travels in more rarified circles than yours truly, I also learned that a lot of people at the top in Silicon Valley consider it a given that Apple is working on a car. This is circumstantial, at best, but if you're going to crowd-source wisdom, you could do a lot worse than polling the C-suite.