Elon Musk Meets Tim Cook, Averts Feud With Apple
"We resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store," Elon Musk.
Days after declaring war against Apple Inc. in a series of tweets accusing the Cupertino-based multinational technology company of exercising monopoly powers through its App Store, cutting back advertising on the Twitter app and threatening to remove it from the App Store, Elon Musk on Wednesday claimed to have met with Tim Cook, Apple Inc. CEO at the company’s headquarters and resolved the misunderstandings.
“We resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store. Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so,” Musk said in a tweet.
Musk had earlier posted a video on Twitter showing the meditation pool at Apple’s campus and thanked Cook for taking him around the company’s headquarters. “Thanks, Tim Cook for taking me around Apple’s beautiful HQ,” he wrote.
It’s not clear what else the two CEOs talked about or if Musk’s “Among other things” include the App store’s 30% charge which Musk suggested in a now-deleted meme that he’d rather “go to war” instead of paying Apple’s cut. Before this meeting with Cook, Musk reportedly said there would be a delay relaunching Twitter’s paid verification service as his company tries to skirt Apple’s 30% App Store fees.