Following a string of angry tweets from Musk, the two CEOs met at Apple's headquarters.
Following a disagreement over the status of Twitter's iOS app, Elon Musk and Tim Cook appear to be on good terms. During a visit at Apple's headquarters, Musk and Cook had a "nice conversation," according to Musk, who earlier this week claimed that Apple had "threatened to withhold" Twitter from the App Store.
Among other things, we cleared up the confusion around Twitter possibly being taken off the App Store, Musk said. Tim made it plain that Apple had never given the idea any thought. Musk remained mum regarding the root cause of Apple's problem with the Twitter app. However, according to the former head of trust and safety at Twitter, Apple had previously raised a number of concerns during the app review process.
Notably, Musk's most recent tweets make no mention of whether Cook responded to any of Musk's other previous grievances. Along with the App Store issue, Musk had also criticized the App Store's 30% "hidden tax" on in-app purchases, joining a rising number of developers in doing so. According to the publication Platformer, Musk apparently postponed the re-launch of Twitter Blue memberships to avoid the fees.
Musk had also criticized Cook for stopping much of Apple's Twitter advertising, saying the iPhone manufacturer had "largely ended" ad operations. The business is currently working to reassure brands despite a general decline in platform advertising.
“Excellent talk. We cleared up the confusion around Twitter possibly being taken off the App Store, among other things,” Musk tweeted. Tim made it plain that Apple had never given the idea any thought.
Musk also shared a brief video of an Apple Park reflecting pool in Cupertino, California, in another tweet.
Musk criticized Apple in a number of tweets on Monday, saying that the company's App Store moderation practices went against the principles of free speech. Republican senators later echoed Musk's criticism. He entertained the idea of building his own smartphone over the weekend.
Musk also took issue with Apple's levies, which deduct 15% to 30% of digital sales made through iPhone apps. If Musk is successful in his ambition to greatly increase Twitter's subscription fees and those features are sold through the Twitter iPhone app, Apple stands to profit from Twitter.
Did you realize that everything you purchase from Apple's App Store is subject to a 30% hidden tax? In a tweet on Monday, Musk. On Monday, he also tweeted Cook's handle to inquire about the status of the Twitter app's probable ban.