Elon Musk, who claimed earlier this week that Apple had “threatened to cut” Twitter from the App Store, said he and Cook had a “good conversation” at a meeting at Apple’s headquarters.
“Among other things, we resolved the misunderstanding regarding Twitter’s potential removal from the App Store,” Musk wrote. “Tim knew Apple never thought of that.” Musk never said what the root cause of his problem with Apple’s Twitter app was. But Twitter’s former head of trust and security noted that Apple has flagged several issues in its app review process in the past.
In Elon Musk’s recent tweets, he doesn’t mention whether Cook has addressed any of Musk’s other recent complaints.
In addition to the App Store issue, Musk has also joined the growing ranks of developers to criticize the App Store’s 30 percent “hidden tax” on in-app purchases. According to the platformer news release, Musk has reportedly delayed the resumption of Twitter Blue subscriptions to avoid fees. Musk also urged Cook to stop most of Apple’s ads on Twitter, claiming that the iPhone maker has “mostly stopped” advertising campaigns on the platform. The company is currently trying to reassure brands amid a wider pullback in advertising from the platform. Although the problem is solved for now, we will look into it later.