Elon Musk: We call Apple the ‘Tesla graveyard’


Tesla just lost another engineer to Apple.
Relations between the two companies sound a bit frosty right now.
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Elon Musk has hit out at Apple’s rumored electric car project, saying that it’s filling its ranks with second rank people — who Tesla has already tried out and then gotten rid of.

“They have hired people we’ve fired,” Musk told German newspaper Handelsblatt. “We always jokingly call Apple the ‘Tesla Graveyard.’ If you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple. I’m not kidding.”

Chipgate FAQ: Everything you need to know about iPhone 6s controversy


iPhone battery life
"Variable performance depending on who made your processor" was maybe not high on Apple's feature list.
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If you’re confused about the so-called ‘Chipgate’ controversy swirling around the Internet today, we’re here to help.

It just wouldn’t be an iPhone launch without something going awry, and the latest outcry concerns the relative performances of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus’ A9 processors, especially their effects on the phones’ battery lives. And if that all sounds a bit technical and boring, it is. But it’s not too hard to understand.

Chipgate stokes anxiety, relief and some laughs over iPhone 6s


Which chip is in your iPhone 6s?
Which chip is in your iPhone 6s?
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Heading to social media to vent about Chipgate, some iPhone 6s owners are upset to discover that not all A9 chips are created equal.

Worse, some feel duped by Apple, which used two vendors to supply different versions of the chips in “identical” phones. Others worry about reports of inferior battery life — and some are thinking seriously about returning their new iPhones. Still others are playing the latest Apple controversy for laughs.