"But Apple used to really bring out products that would blow people's minds, you know?" he continued.
First up, we have Apple's Senior Director of Mac Product Marketing, Tom Boger, speaking with Canadian Rene Ritchie from iMore on his podcast, Vector.
"From an operating plant standpoint, from onwards I really want to emphasize our goal is to be profitable and cash-flow positive for every quarter going forward", Musk said on the earnings conference call. "And still make great products, but there's less of that".
News of the SEC's subpoenas comes a few weeks after Musk settled with the agency on a second investigation into his claims on Twitter that he would take Tesla private. Musk also agreed to give up his chairman role at the company and to submit to more oversight of his tweets.
He added: "Unless they're keeping it incredibly secret, which is unlikely, I don't think any of the vehicle companies are likely to be a serious competitor".
The remarkable footage from Madison, Wisconsin, has gone viral, helped by Tesla chief executive Elon Musk himself commenting on it.
U.S. regulators have demanded Tesla hand over information as part of a criminal investigation into whether Elon Musk's electric vehicle maker misled investors over its production figures.
However, Musk did go on to talk about how he'd been a very naughty boy, even though he didn't actually believe he was the Messiah.
Still, Apple would probably argue that "running to the store" doesn't accurately capture consumer interest for the iPhone, instead pointing to smaller surveys that say customer satisfaction for the iPhone is 98%.
Furthermore, the billionaire wants to make it possible to control your vehicle like an RC auto from a distance.
Listen to Elon's entire interview with Recode Decode here.