Nov 30, 2022 - Economy

Musk tries to dial down tensions with Apple

Elon Musk. Photo illustration: Muhammed Selim Korkutata/Anadolu Agency

Elon Musk took to Twitter on Wednesday in an attempt to lower the heat in a fight he picked with Apple on Monday.

Driving the news: "We resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the [Apple] App Store," Musk claimed in a tweet, after thanking Apple CEO Tim Cook for taking him around Apple headquarters Wednesday. "Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so."

Details: The misunderstanding Musk referenced was based on his own tweet from Monday, when he claimed Apple had threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, "but won’t tell us why."

  • Apple did not respond to requests for comment, then or on Wednesday.

Context: Musk's series of tweets Monday, including another that publicly taunted Apple for pulling most of its ad spend on Twitter, were part of a broader narrative Musk is trying to paint that Apple is a monopoly and uses its power to censor voices, Axios' Sara Fischer writes.

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