Elon Musk blamed Apple

Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, targeted iPhone maker Apple, accusing the US-based technology company of abusing market power.

In his post on Twitter, Musk first asked if Apple hates freedom of speech in America. Musk said, “Apple has largely stopped advertising on Twitter. Do they hate freedom of speech in America?” used the phrase.


Musk later tagged Apple Chief Executive (CEO) Tim Cook in a tweet, “What’s going on here?” she asked.

Criticizing Apple’s high share of sales in the app store, Musk quoted a tweet about Apple’s fee in the app, “Did you know that Apple secretly imposes a 30 percent tax on everything you buy from the App Store?” shared.

Claiming that Apple threatened to remove the Twitter application from the App Store without giving any reason, Musk said, “Apple also threatened to withhold Twitter from the App Store, but does not tell us why.”

Controlling which content can be played on devices such as iPhone and iPad it produces, Apple allocates a large part of the revenue from applications to itself. While the criticisms against the company were not new, the game company Epic Games had applied to the court regarding Apple’s fees.

Apple has been criticized for creating an environment entirely dominated by the technology group with iPhones and the associated iOS operating system.


Apple, which advocates transparency and openness in the USA and Europe, has blocked applications that can be used to circumvent internet censorship in China in this country. In Hong Kong, apps used by demonstrators to organize themselves were also blocked.

Analysts estimate that app store fees have reached the highest profit rates among Apple’s products.

Elon Musk, who bought Twitter for about $44 billion at the end of October, has been trying to bring his ideas for the online service to life ever since.


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