The news agency reports that Apple's head of mergers and acquisitions, Adrian Perica, met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk last spring in Cupertino.
"While a megadeal has yet to emerge (for all of its cash, Apple still plays hardball on valuation), such a high-level meeting between the two Silicon Valley giants involving their top dealmakers suggests Apple was very much interested in buying the electric car pioneer," the Chronicle reports.
Neither Apple nor Tesla returned the paper's requests for comments, leaving us anxious Apple fans left to imagine just where we might take our new iCar for its first spin-- and how long we'll have to wait.
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