NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Elon Musk tried to clear the air with Apple on Friday night — sort of.
There’s some concern Apple is poaching engineers at his company, Tesla, to build an Apple car. Musk recently bashed Apple as a “Tesla graveyard,” saying that it’s merely hiring the engineers his company has fired.
Then on Friday, Musk sent out a small peace offering on Twitter.
“Yo, I don’t hate Apple,” he tweeted, “It’s a great company with a lot of talented people. I love their products and I’m glad they’re doing an EV.”
But here’s the thing. EV stands for “electric vehicle.”
Apple hasn’t confirmed the numerous rumors that it’s working on a high-tech car. There’s a mountain of clues, though: It’s been hiring auto executives, poaching auto battery engineers, and driving a test vehicle around California.
Musk followed up that tweet with a nod at the team that created the Apple Watch.
“Regarding the watch, Jony & his team created a beautiful design, but the functionality isn’t compelling yet. By version 3, it will be.”
At least there weren’t any spoilers in that one.