This week Mr Elon Musk, the world’s richest man and new Twitter boss, declared “war” with the world’s biggest tech company: Apple. At the heart of the issue was Apple’s 30% App Store fee, writes our associate editor Jordan Parker Erb.
Mr. Elon Musk is not the first person to join this fight. Developers, tech CEOs and regulatory bodies have long sought to loosen Apple’s “monopolistic” grip but he may be the most mainstream figure to do so. Still, history says he’ll probably lose.
War was declared by tweeting a since-deleted meme in true Mr. Elon Musk fashion. Mr Elon Musk also tweeted that Apple was threatening to remove Twitter from its App Store but things quickly changed.
Two days later, Mr. Elon Musk said that “misunderstandings” about Apple pulling Twitter had been resolved, apparently after the two walked together at Apple’s headquarters. This is not the first time Mr. Elon Musk has fought with Apple CEO Tim Cook. Here is a timeline of their feud.