Tim Cook and Elon Musk put hot cloths in the fight between the twitter and the apple🇧🇷 This Wednesday (30), the new owner of the social network visited the apple park to put an end to the confusion between the two companies. Despite the meeting, it is still unknown whether the whole story will have an outcome with this conversation.
The meeting between the two executives took place after a controversy involving adverts and the Twitter app. To recap, the software had an uncertain fate on the App Store.
After all, before all the confusion caused since the sale of the platformaccording to Musk himself, Apple threatened to suspend the software from its app store due to content moderation issues.
The situation, however, appears to be under control – at least for now. This Wednesday (30), the CEO of the social network visited the manufacturer’s headquarters to talk to Tim Cook. As expected, Musk tweeted about the visit, complete with a video saying that Apple Park is beautiful.
“Good talk,” tweeted Musk on his profile. “Among other things, we resolved the misunderstanding about the possible removal of Twitter from the App Store. Tim [Cook] made it clear that Apple never thought of doing this.”
The other details of the chat have not been revealed so far. On the other hand, the The Verge noted that Musk deleted the tweet with a meme that made it clear that the executive wanted to fight the App Store’s 30% fee. In any case, we don’t know if this subject came up during the conversation.
But we also don’t know if everything has been resolved. According to the newsletter Platformer, the launch of Twitter Blue was delayed as the social network wanted to find a way around the app store commission. So let’s wait for the scenes of the next chapters.
Spotify and Epic Games also question Apple’s fee
The situation between the two companies seems to be on track. On the other hand, not all airlines are happy with the charge.
This is the case with Epic Games. After all that judicial confusion due to the removal of Fortnite from the App Store, the company continues to complain about Apple. This time, the barb was thrown by CEO Tim Sweeney:
“Apple is a threat to freedom around the world,” tweeted this Monday (28). “They maintain an illegal monopoly on app distribution, use it to control American speech, and are putting protesters in China at risk by storing sensitive customer data in a state-owned data center.”
Fortunately, Epic Games found a way out of the fee. Beyond the Google tests to make payments outside the Play Store, the company can distribute Fortnite outside the app store. For this, users only need to install the APK on their cell phones.
Spotify is another company that is fighting the iPhone maker. The company wants to enter the audiobook market in the United States. But Apple has already entered the target of the streaming platform: in October, CEO Daniel Ek criticized the App Store’s commission model🇧🇷
“With the launch of our Audiobooks, Apple has proven once again how brazen it is willing to be with the App Store rules, constantly changing the stakes to undermine its competitors,” he said.
On Android, Spotify is also testing transactions outside of the Play Store.
With information: Business Insider🇧🇷 Engadget🇧🇷 MacRumors🇧🇷 Reuters and The Verge