These don't sound like comments from someone who is confident. I actually find them a bit disrespectful considering Apple has never publicly said anything disparaging about Tesla. Does he really think Apple just calls up Foxconn and says "hey build a phone for us"? I'll bet most manufacturing processes were actually designed by Apple. Why else would they have a huge operations organization with mechanical engineers who spend a significant amount of time in China? Musk can say Apple is just hiring people he fired but that's clearly BS. It seems pretty obvious that this car project is serious and Apple is poaching Tesla employees. And the fact that Musk took a swipe at Watch makes me think it's Jony Ive's team doing the poaching (or Ive at least is heavily involved in the project).