Elon Musk meets Tim Cook, says Apple never considered scrapping Twitter app
An aerial view of Apple Park is seen in Cupertino, California, the United States, October 28, 2021.
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Twitter owner Elon Musk said he visited Apple headquarters and met with Apple CEO Tim Cook in tweets on Wednesday.
The meeting marks a significant de-escalation days after Musk launched a storm of tweets accusing Apple of threatening pull twitter app from the App Store and posted and then deleted a meme that suggested he’d rather “wage war” than pay Apple’s 30% platform fee.
“Good conversation. Among other things, we have resolved the misunderstanding regarding the potential removal of Twitter from the App Store,” Musk tweeted. “Tim was clear that Apple had never considered doing this.”
In another tweet, Musk posted a short video of a reflecting pool in the center of Apple Park in Cupertino, California.
On Monday, Musk posted several tweets criticizing Apple and claiming its App Store moderation policies were contrary to the spirit of free speech, a complaint later taken up. by Republican lawmakers. Over the weekend he reflects that he can make his own smartphone.
Musk also chafed at Apple’s fees, which account for between 15% and 30% of digital sales through apps on iPhones. Apple is poised to make money from Twitter if Musk succeeds in his plan to dramatically increase Twitter subscription revenue, and those features are being sold through the Twitter iPhone app.
“Did you know that Apple imposes a secret 30% tax on everything you buy through its App Store?” Musk tweeted on Monday. He also tagged Cook’s Twitter account on Monday and asked what was happening with a possible Twitter app suspension.
Apple representatives did not respond to requests for comment.