Elon Musk Vs Apple
Elon Musk Vs Apple – Elon Musk revealed in his Twitter that Elon Musk publicly blasted Apple while mocking him for launching a $19 fiber cloth. He further suggested that his followers should buy his newly launched Tesla Cybervessel instead! Many a times, to set them apart from the competition, luxury brands like Apple sell products at exorbitant prices.
The thousand dollar pro display stand that was launched in 2019. What did Elon do against one of the world’s top tech giants? Join us today as we tell you all about how Elon Musk took another bite out of Apple by calling its product silly.Elon’s reaction to Apple’s microfiber cloth When Apple launched a $19 microfiber cloth at its “Unleashed” event in October, critics and reviewers around the world went crazy.
But there was another product which did not get any screen time at the event but still managed to sell within a few weeks of its launch, ie; Apple cloth. First, he posted a tweet in which he announced the new cyber whistle.He also added a statement inviting followers to “blew the whistle at Tesla”. Soon after, he posted another tweet targeting Apple by saying “don’t waste yours”.
The infamous fabric polishing has devastated the world. When a product sells out so quickly, you think there’s something revolutionary in it.But not so with this dress. Turns out, Apple lovers will buy anything and everything with the Apple logo on it.That said, you might be wondering, is this fabric good at what it is intended to do? let’s find out.
Previously this polishing cloth only came with Apple’s Pro Display XDR which cost over $5000.It comes in a slim white box that opens up like an envelope when you slide it on your lips. The box is wide enough that the cloth remains free of any creases or fold marks.
Inside the box, you’ll find documentation that even has instructions on how to use it (if you don’t know it already!).The exterior of the packaging has a text that says “Safe for use on all Apple displays and surfaces. Can also be used on nano-textured glass.”
For best results use it with a 70% isopropyl solution.” Here’s a funny thing, if you go to Apple’s website and look for the fabric, first, it’s likely out of stock, second The thing is, it even has a compatibility list! According to Apple, it’s only compatible with those devices.
Which run on their latest firmware. It’s a clever but absurd strategy to encourage you to upgrade to a new product if you haven’t. already. But what happens if we clean another Android device with a cloth? Will it be too abrasive or harmful?
Apple hasn’t issued a confirmation on this yet. But in our opinion, it’s perfectly fine and highly versatile just like any other microfiber cloth on the market.Now coming to the design, let’s say it’s fairly minimalistic. For starters. Experts at iFixit suggested it’s made from the same microfiber material that lines the interior of Apple’s iPad Magic Keyboard.
Another good example would be Microsoft’s Alcantara, but a bit softer. You’ll find the embossed Apple logo on the bottom corner, which is wide enough to stay out of the way, but wide enough to tell you that this is a premium fabric from Apple.Cyber Whistle at a Glance As the name suggests, the Cyber Whistle is directly inspired by Tesla’s Cybertrucks and is made of medical grade stainless.
It also includes an integrated attachment for increased versatility. If you see this whistle for the first time, you will probably think that it is a miniature model of their upcoming Cybertruck.Cybertruck is yet to be launched but this fabric is expected to be shipped before the trucking starts. The whistle is gray in color and looks quite premium too.
Other Brands That Followed the Trend To Make the Spotlight, Many Other Brands The first example was one when Microsoft underestimated Apple’s computers and said their PCs were better.Other brands that have done similar things are Samsung and Google. They even made fun of Apple because they stopped shipping chargers. Ironically, Samsung itself stopped shipping the charging brick.
As far as Google is concerned, they have made fun of the iPhone’s picture quality and limited storage several times during Google events. Just a product-based company.Thus, they have now availed this opportunity of selling high value products. Take Apple iPhones for example. They are generally known to run 2 times longer than their Android counterparts, simply because Apple provides software updates for 5 years.
Launched back in 2016, the iPhone 6s still runs on their latest software, the same as the iPhone 13 series. Value also exists in terms of resale value.Due to the superior quality of the materials used in Apple products, they usually last longer and thus have a higher resale value when you plan to sell them.
Furthermore, Apple is also ahead of the competition when it comes to software integration processing. All good points aside, there’s no doubt that some Apple products still remain very expensive.AirPods Max, iPad Magic Keyboard and AirPods Pro to name a few. Compared to an Apple product, but not many people are willing to trade luxury for functionality.
Thus getting stuck inside the ‘Apple ecosystem’. The good news is that with more and more budget-oriented brands hitting the market, Apple is also starting to take initiatives in the mid-price segment.Their decisions, even if controversial, mostly turn out to be correct in the long term. Lastly, this is also a very smart marketing strategy.
Which is used by many luxury brands across the world. Think to yourself, if it had a price, would this Apple cloth make headlines?Same as any normal microfiber cloth? Maybe not! Musk’s Take on Apple’s Money Making Strategy Musk himself has been a longtime user and fan of the company.
The main issue began when Wall Street Journal reporter Tim Higgins published a book that was wildly claimed. Cook suggested to Elon that Apple should acquire Tesla.In response, Elon replied: “Why can’t you just resign and make me CEO of Apple?” After this Tim hung up the phone and the two never spoke again.
When asked about this during the interview, both the sides said that this conversation never happened. Elon posted a tweet after the incident saying, “Cook and I never spoke to each other again. But they refused to meet.At the time, Tesla was worth 6% of today’s value. Smartphones want to enter the market. If that happens, Apple will be its biggest rival.