Both are getting similar treatment by the US. Take a look at the Huawei Mate X- its years ahead of Apple's best and well ahead of Samsung. Musk would probably be better off checking his assets at the door and signing the proper NDAs and then moving to a China to pick up where he left off. At least there he can add to the efforts of people trying to make progress. Apple has been standing still for 5 generations reducing its products quality and comparative tech generation after generation. How did we get here? Well in the case of Apple its now run by idiot rent seekers who are into something-for-nothing extraction for the further ill-gotten enrichment of parasites and lazing about resting on their laurels and mote entitlement. But in the case of the US and UK generally, decades ago they became the 'sponsored' proxies of two partnered mid east states. Together those states were able to turn the US and UK into proxies but it didn't keep them from becoming failed states or causing the US and UK to fail. To see this look at China. But look at the American right with its focus on dumbing down, enslaving and pimping out the US population- the right is the greatest failure US history but what do you expect from an ideology of fear, cowardice, willful ignorance and self-fulfilling weakness. All that PNAC Project of a New American Century idiocy was really the project to keep the fertile crescent mid east relevant in the new century, just like in the last century. The US and UK likely would have given up the idiotic fossil fuel fetish 5-7 decades ago if not for this and the carbon atmospheric carbon loading would be half what it is and the world much safer and much more prosperous. Well PNAC foreseeable and obviously failed and it was never what it was billed to be but just a conspiracy of the two sponsor states.