Apple over the past 18 months has been in aggressive pursuit of new technologies in potential growth markets that have reportedly seen the company orchestrate closed-door meetings with the nation’s top electric car manufacturer while also trying its hand at developing technology that could help predict heart attacks.
In a profile of Apple’s mergers and acquisitions chief, Adrian Perica, and the company’s 18-month acquisition spree, the San Francisco Cronical cites sources as saying that Perica met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk in Cupertino last spring around the same time that German analyst Adnaan Ahmad caused a stir by penning an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook that suggested he look into purchasing the electric automotive startup.
“I know this is radical and potentially ‘transformative’ but this would radically alter Apple’s growth profile,” Ahmad wrote at the time. “In Elon Musk, you could strike up a partnership and obtain a new iconic partner to lead Apple’s innovation drive.”
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