Ever since Elon Musk took over the leadership of Twitter, there have been a lot of controversies and challenges. Recently, Elon Musk had some misunderstanding with the current leader of Apple, Tim Cook. It was reported that Apple had threatened to remove Elon Musk Twitter from the app store.
In a series of tweets and replies, Elon Musk gave fans and critics an idea of what was happening with Apple. He mentioned that Apple had mostly dropped their advertising campaign on the social media platform and that they expected to pay 30% to the Apple app store.
Elon Musk has quoted the tweet from an official Twitter handle called Watcher.Guru. The tweet read, "Apple takes a 30% tax from app developers who make over $1 million through the App Store annually. Apple's App Store is the equivalent to a 30% tax on the Internet."
When a user asked if the billionaire of Apple was threatening Twitter's presence on the App Store, Elon Musk replied yes. The billionaire then went on a rant about a series of events and how he was ready to go o a fight with Apple for their actions.
Elon Musk Next Actions
Elon Musk doesn't always relent in airing his views whenever a situation arises, which wasn't different in the case between him and Apple. With the threat to the app store Twitter, Elon Musk has created a poll asking his followers if Apple should publish all censorship actions it has taken that affect its customers. The poll ended with yes winning.
Elon Musk also called his battle against Apple a revolution for free speech in America. In a tweet he made, it read, "This is a battle for the future of civilization. If free speech is lost even in America, tyranny is all that lies ahead."
Musk said that Apple and Google should only partially control the internet as it threatens humanity. "It’s a real problem. Apple and Google effectively control access to most of the Internet via their app stores," Musk tweeted.
Plot Twist to Apple vs. Twitter Fight
When everyone thought that Elon Musk might come up with an idea of building his own phone company to stop the monopoly Apple and Google have, he shocked all with his next action. Within the series of tweets he made, Elon Musk had given a hint of him going on to build his own OS, assuming the app store Twitter issue continued.
But the latest video he posted on his page showed Elon musk's presence at Apple's HQ. Apparently, the billionaire visited the headquarters of the phone-producing company to discuss some of the things they disagreed on. In a tweet, he added that he and Tim Cook discussed many things, including their disagreement about paying 30% for the app store Twitter.
"Good conversation. Among other things, we resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store. Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so," Elon Musk said in a tweet.
With the recent developments, it seems that Elon Musk's fight with Apple may now be over, as it seems both tech giants have resolved their differences. Since Elon Musk Twitter takeover, this is not the first time he has had problems and controversies. Twitter layoffs and mode of operation have generated a lot of controversies.