Is Musk going to “war” with Apple? Tensions are brewing between him and Apple.
In a series of tweets on Monday, Musk accused Apple of threatening to take down Twitter from its app store without giving a reason. He also slammed Apple’s so-called review system and the 30 percent of Apple tax.
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Musk’s concern is supported by some people. Apple has not provided enough information on why certain apps and content are being taken down from the App Store. Apple said in a letter to Congress last year that it had taken down more than 30,000 apps from its app store in 2020 because of bad content.
Apple said in a letter to Congress last year that it had taken down more than 30,000 apps from its app store in 2020 because of bad content. Half of Twitter’s top advertisers appear to leave platform within a month of Musk’s takeover. The brands such as Yaz, Carlsberg, United Airlines and General Motors suspended ads on Twitter platform. Apple, one of the platform’s largest advertisers, is also cutting back on ad placements. Apple has spent nearly $40 million on Twitter so far this year, accounting for more than 80 percent of its social ad spending.
Apple has been one of Twitter’s biggest advertisers. There is a whole team in Twitter dedicated to helping the company maintain its relationship with Apple. It’s also especially important for Twitter to maintain its relationship with Apple. Apple’s app store is one of the main ways to download the social software.
Aside from Twitter, Musk’s Tesla has a long-standing feud with Apple. After the news of Apple’s car build was revealed at the end of 2020, Tesla’s share price then fell 6.49% on the same day and its market value evaporated $42.7 billion.
Musk wants to increase the company’s revenue through a subscription service, Twitter Blue.
He also wants to open up more “free speech” to the customers. In the past few days, Twitter has restored the accounts of not only Trump, but also comedian Kathy Griffin and U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green. Musk’s plans for Twitter could put it at odds with the two biggest tech companies, Apple and Google.
According to Musk’s goal, he wants half of Twitter’s future revenue to come from its future subscription revenue. Both Apple and Google have taken a 15-30 percent cut from in-app purchases for years. Twitter’s 2021 revenue is $5.08 billion. That means hundreds of millions of dollars of future Twitter revenue will end up going to Apple and Google. That’s a small portion of revenue for Apple and Google, but it could be a huge hit for Twitter.
Musk complained about Google and Apple charging excessive app store fees to companies a week ago. More importantly, more “free speech” could violate Apple or Google’s app rules. This could even lead to Twitter being kicked out of the App Store by Google and Apple.
On Saturday, Musk said in a reply to netizens that he would build his own phone if Twitter was taken off the Apple and Google app stores. Some netizens expressed support that Musk-made phones would provide more choices. Some people even think Musk is the only person who can become head-to-head competition with Apple.
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