The conflict between Apple and Twitter has been resolved, according to billionaire and new Twitter CEO Elon Musk. Tim Cook and Musk reportedly had a cordial talk during Musk’s visit to the Apple headquarters. Regarding removing Twitter from the App Store, Elon Musk and Tim Cook find a solution to every problem.
Elon Musk went to the Apple campus to address the issue. Musk wrote: “While presenting a video from Apple’s headquarters:
I appreciate Tim Cook showing me around Apple’s stunning headquarters. excellent conversation We cleared up the confusion regarding Twitter possibly being taken off the App Store, among other things. Tim was adamant that Apple had never given it any thought.
The conflict between Apple and Twitter
In a series of tweets earlier this week, Musk claimed that Apple had threatened to remove Twitter from its app store without providing any explanation. He also claimed that the iPhone manufacturer had ceased running advertisements on the social networking site. Elon is curious as to why this behaviour is occurring. Finally, he took action by mentioning Cook’s Twitter account and posing the question, “What’s the matter?”
Although it’s unclear why Apple made this decision, His tweets did, however, make note of the possibility that this action was motivated by the social media platform’s new moderation policy, which leans toward “safeguarding free expression.”
Musk also made note of the hefty prices Apple charges for in-app purchases. He claims in one of the tweets that Apple taxes anything you buy from the App Store by about 30%.
New users won’t be able to download Twitter on their iPhones and iPads if Apple takes the measure of deleting it from the Apple Store. Existing Twitter users won’t be able to update the app after that.
In his attempt to change years-old Twitter policies and account suspensions in order to advance a “free speech” agenda, Musk is already under pressure from advertisers, facing staff departures, and facing regulatory scrutiny. The alleged threat only compounds those issues.