Apple boss Tim Cook invited Musk to the tech giant's stunning spaceship-like headquarters on Wednesday, with Musk thanking Cook for the tour around the company's "beautiful HQ."
The meeting between Musk and Apple took place a day after Musk accused the company of threatening to deny him access to the app store. He questioned the company's commitment to free speech after he claimed that Apple had reduced its ad spend withTwitter since he took over. The cut from developer sales is too high and only applies to developers who make more than $1 million a year through the App Store, according to Musk.
Musk and Cook had a good conversation after the get- together. We solved the misunderstanding about the possible removal of the app from the store. Tim was clear that Apple wouldn't do that.
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 (@elonmusk) November 30, 2022
At the end of October, Musk acquired the social networking site. Since then, the business has been experiencing a high degree of turbulence after Musk fired the company's entire board and installed himself as the boss. The workforce was slashed by 50%.
In his first month in charge of the company, confusion has hampered the redesign of the verification system for prominent figures. Musk conducted a number of polls that led to the reinstatement of the banned account of Donald Trump, as well as an estimated 6,000 other previously suspended accounts, raising concerns that the company is taking its foot off the pedal when it comes to moderation. The current uncertainty surrounding moderation has caused many large advertisers to pause or reduce ad spending on the platform until they are reassured that their ads won't appear with offensive or misleading content.
Over the years, Musk has taken jabs at Cook, but Wednesday's meeting prompted a more diplomatic tone from Musk. It's not yet known whether it holds.
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