Elon Musk responded on Twitter: “I don’t expect to go that far, but if there is no other choice, I will use another phone instead.”
Business Insider (BI) reported that billionaire Elon Musk recently warned Apple that he would produce a new line of phones to rival the iPhone if Apple moved to block Twitter on the App Store.
Elon Musk responded on Twitter about what he will do when Apple and Google take a step to block this social network from their app market.
Since completing the acquisition of Twitter at the end of October 2022, Elon Musk has made a series of drastic changes that have caused many former employees to leave and created a series of content-related controversies on social networks.
In fact, since before the Twitter acquisition, Elon Musk has also criticized this social network for not being able to get people to express their opinions freely.
BI reported that Elon Musk plans to make money from Twitter by allowing adult content to be published to raise money like the Only Fans platform.
Meanwhile, under former leader Jack Dorsey, Twitter aims to strictly control content, ensure the safety of users, and ban adult and hateful content. However, when Elon Musk came to power, he decided to lift the previous account lock orders for this social network.
BI said that the above-mentioned moves by Elon Musk may violate Apple and Alphabet (Google) content standards, thus restricting Twitter in their app market.
Last week, Apple’s chief marketing officer, Phil Schiller, deleted his Twitter account, referring to the raging battle between the Tesla founder and the Apple giant.
Indeed, the conflict between Elon Musk and Apple was almost predictable when the Tesla founder said last week that Apple’s fees on the App Store were nothing more than an “internet tax.”
The majority of Twitter users access the social network via iPhone and Android devices, and both companies have created a fee-charging system for their marketplace apps. So when Twitter Blue goes live on November 29th at $8 per month, Apple and Alphabet will likely ask for a percentage of their fees.
With Apple, they will reduce the fee by 30% and bring it down to 15% after one year of use. The figure was 15% initially with Google.
Twitter currently has about 250 million daily users, and if 1% of them, or 2.5 million people, agree to buy Twitter Blue, Apple will earn an additional $72 million per year, while that figure is $36 million with Google excluding Twitter’s other fees.
This number is actually not much compared to the huge annual profits of the two companies, but it is an unacceptable number for Elon Musk, who is burdened with a loan interest of $ 1 billion annually on Twitter.
* Source: BIEN