Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in the middle of a go-private saga around the carmaker. Various ways to fund a potential deal have been debated, but nothing solid has yet emerged. Yet again, Apple and its pile of cash and trillion-dollar market cap could ride to the rescue. The circus maximus of Tesla's go-private plan has been with us for about two weeks. I've already pointed out that we shouldn't be surprised that Elon Musk doesn't want to be the CEO of a public company anymore, but to be honest this thing has gotten pretty nuts.