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Apple’s Jony Ive and Tesla CEO Elon Musk were acting pretty chummy at a party following the Academy Awards Sunday night, reports AppleInsider. The publication says that the pair were “basically inseparable” at Madonna’s A-list afterparty, and exited together around 5am.

The conversation is interesting to us given the recent chatter that Apple is building an electric car. While we doubt they talked about automotive design all night, it seems unlikely that two of Silicon Valley’s most influential people spent the entire night discussing the weather.

The meeting is also of note given reports of a poaching war going on between Apple and Tesla Motors. In an interview earlier this month, Musk said that Apple has been aggressively recruiting employees from the electric car maker, offering as much as $250K signing bonuses.

Of course, all of this should be taken with a grain of salt. Apple’s rumored Titan car project is still—well, a rumor—and AppleInsider has been incorrect in the past. The site provides evidence that its source attended the party, but there are no photos of Ive and Musk together.

Reports regarding Apple’s car plans have picked up in recent weeks, with Bloomberg claiming a 2020 deadline. Earlier this week, a lengthy profile of Ive in The New Yorker further fueled rumors with a quote from the designer on his disappointment in modern car designs.

Source: AppleInsider

Top photo: Jony Ive and his wife Heather Pegg

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Ive can do anything to make Apple Car a reality.

  • Yujin

    Maybe apple is actually buying tesla…or investing a good chunk or is a partnership where tesla uses handles the vehicle and apple takes over the interface.

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Apple tried and failed to buy Tesla. Where were you when this news was headline?

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    I’ve seen Jony pictured like that before. lol thats quite funny.

  • Rupinder

    Can’t we let the men party in peace?

    • Dan

      the price of being famous/rich, small price if you ask me

  • starstar2301

    maybe they weren’t talking about the weather either.

  • port87

    why is the top picture with Laurene Powell?

    • Melvco

      this is actually Jony Ive and his wife Heather Pegg. I’ve added a note at the bottom to clarify this.

      • George

        If that is his wife why are you even using it for this article lmao?

      • SMFH

        WTF! This is some clickbait bs. You made it seem like the woman was Elon Musk. You clearly did this on purpose. I can’t see any reason why you would use this picture with this article

      • George

        Because he copy and pasted

  • Mhmd Bassam Nasyr

    that sure is a wrong photo

  • dudeimmexican

    Sleeping with the competition. Well done, Ive!

    • George

      Musk is a man.

      • dudeimmexican

        lol

      • George

        They really do copy and paste from other articles it’s insane.

  • john myth

    wtf is that photo ?

  • 9to5Slavery

    Elon musk is a girl?

  • Mr.Coolfreak

    What’s the point of using that picture ? I thought month was hugging Elon musk in the thumbnail lol

  • @dongiuj

    Ive looks brutally tamed by her strap-on in these photos.

  • Orrrrr Jony was just making a new friend. Let’s analyze his lunch to find an ulterior motive lol

  • Dumb picture to use. Was def. questioning whether I know what Elon looks like.

  • Philip Lafaurie

    Has anyone thought of maybe a world where apple decided its time to ramp up the future of cars. They might not be building a car but rather the software that will run on future cars, beyond carplay. Such as gathering data on autonomous driving, electric car data (battery status,etc) and other car functions.

    If you have ever sat in a Tesla Model S, you’ll find that its software, while impressive it still lacks the quality our smartphones. Such as a smooth internet browsing experience, music app like controls (scrubbing, playlists, internet radio without a tethered device, podcasts,etc), a proper phone log and address book with new contact entry, I mean the list goes on. They might have an idea of what a “smart” car should have and hasn’t had for the last few years. It’ll be a no brainer for them as profits on cars are insanely high and isn’t a profit loss like the appleTV and rumored television set.

    To summarize, not an apple car but an apple designed head unit that will be a stand-alone “smart” device that will transform how we drive our cars or be driven by them. Contains huge profit gains just as apple likes it, and surely if they control the device they won’t have to compete with google placing their api on the car, and since cars are given the option if you want a advance head unit or basic this won’t be considered a monopoly on apple’s part. This feature would be a choice by the consumer to go basic or go apple.

    These are my two cents.

  • tiltdown

    I thought it was Jony and Elon on the thumbnail LOL!

  • hkgsulphate

    most misleading pic ever