Post-Model 3 unveiling... Tesla is sitting on an insane amount of Model 3 reservations. But without outside help, it'll fall into the same pattern of multi-year delays and slow ramp up. Tesla has an up and running factory a stones throw away from Apple headquarters. Apple has the cash. Apple needs a "next new thing". Honestly, how much better can MacBook, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch get in the coming years? Apple has some experience dealing with massive roll outs of new products (retail, marketing, support, supply chains, etc.,) The single display UI concept of the Model 3 has Apple written all over it (I.e. Dumping the instrument cluster the same way Apple dumped previously undumpable things like removable batteries, ports, buttons). The Tesla UI looks great but could certainly benefit from a modern CPU/GPU like the iPad Pro's A9X. And how about those gorgeous Retina displays? The Model 3 itself has Apple written all over it. A premium, cutting edge, well packaged product, within reach of the middle class. Apple wants its iOS in cars (I.e. App Store). While car manufacturers are starting to offer CarPlay, they also support the competitor Android. A native iOS-powered Model 3 would be a game changer for the Apple ecosystem, essentially an all new category of mobile device putting Apple years ahead of any other car or consumer electronics manufacturer. Imagine if every Apple Store suddenly became a Tesla store too. The larger Apple stores could certainly allocate space for a full size Model 3 while the smaller Apple stores could at least have a design studio and sample colors, wheels, etc., on display. With Tesla bringing in hundreds of thousands of Model 3 reservations, it just seems like the time is now for Apple to buy or partner with Tesla.