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Tesla Smartphones: Everything You Need to Know About

Tesla-Smartphones

In a tweet, Musk said Tesla is “definitely not” actively developing any sort of smartphone, even referring to them as “yesterday’s technology.” Instead of focusing on legacy hardware such as phones, Musk did hint at something that he deems is “the future,” and that’s Neuralink.

Elon Musk tends to gravitate between brilliant and crazy, making him a lot of fun to watch if you aren’t an investor. Investors have way too many moments where they may regret their stakes in Musk’s companies, given he makes the related securities and several cryptocurrencies far more volatile than they otherwise would be. One recent rumor that Musk has been emphasizing is the creation of a Tesla phone with a unique feature set.

Will Tesla make a smartphone?

Nobody can say for sure if Tesla will ever consider making smartphones in the future, but Musk did address the issue. In a tweet, Musk said Tesla is “definitely not” actively developing any sort of smartphone, even referring to them as “yesterday’s technology.” Instead of focusing on legacy hardware such as phones, Musk did hint at something that he deems is “the future,” and that’s Neuralink. Some might be wondering, how can Neuralink, a company co-founded by Musk that develops advanced Brain Machine Interfaces (BMIs), be compared to something as mundane as smartphones? Well, let’s just say Musk has big plans for these BMIs, which can be implanted in brains, allowing people to control computers with their minds in the process.

Tesla could be better than Apple

Although neither Tesla nor Apple has proven to be great partners, Qualcomm can partner well with anyone and was successful at helping Apple get started when it was far less than it is now. With Qualcomm’s help, Tesla potentially more than closes Apple’s phone technology advantage. Qualcomm has more car experience than Apple, given their work with car AV and autonomous driving.

Even though Tesla is light on the phone side, Qualcomm will help close that gap; on the car side, Tesla knows far more than Apple. If Tesla can get its quality up to where it needs to be — a big if given its history — they should deliver a better driver experience than Apple can early on.

In addition, the regulatory hurdles surrounding building a car are far more challenging to overcome than when building a phone, so Tesla arguably has a far faster time in the market with Qualcomm than Apple does with only its new car.

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