Elon Musk appears to reconcile with Apple after Twitter tirade

Just days after Musk unleashed a rant against Apple, he said he had a good conversation with Tim Cook and that he had resolved the misunderstanding.

Musk said that Tim was clear that Apple never considered removing the app from the store.

Musk posted a video from Apple Park and thanked Cook for taking him around Apple's beautiful headquarters.

The billionaire on Monday accused Apple of threatening to "withholdTwitter from its App Store" without explaining why, and criticized the iPhone maker for curtailing advertising on the platform, writing: "Do they hate free speech in America?"

Apple's "in-app purchase" policy gives it a 15-30 percent cut of digital purchases made on the iPhone, and claims that it abuses its market power.

In order to shift away from relying on advertising revenues, Musk has proposed that Apple take a slice of the revenue.

Apple didn't want to say anything.

Some nonprofits and regulators are concerned about Musk's relaxation ofTwitter's moderation policing. Musk is reversing most permanent bans on the platform and will allow all speech as long as it is legal.


Dozens of large brands have stopped spending on the platform due to the approach.

The trust and safety team remained strong and well-resourced despite the fact that no policies had changed.

Apple requires social media apps to block abusive users and allow users to report offensive content.

Apple did not uphold its commitment to moderate and remove harmful or dangerous content when it removed Parler.

Although the feud appears to be over for now, Musk's tweets were a catalyst for renewed criticism of Apple that could prove damaging, as antitrust regulators and app developers voice concerns over its rules and the role it plays as "gatekeeper"

The governor of Florida warned Apple that it would be viewed as a "raw exercise of monopolistic power" and that it would merit a response from the congress.

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook parent Meta, was critical of Apple's market power during an interview at The New York Times' Dealbook summit on wednesday.

The App Store has been criticized for a long time. The maker of a popular mobile game sued Apple in 2020 but only won one count. They appealed against the decision.

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