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Elon Musk strikes back at the Apple empire with heated tweets

Elon Musk strikes back at the Apple empire with heated tweets

Shaun M Jooste

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It’s all coming to a head now as Elon Musk continues to show his plans for his Twitter rebellion against the tech giant empire, Apple. Over the last two days, Musk has revealed that Apple wants to remove the social media platform from the App store. With those tweets, he’s revealed some secrets we’re sure Apple would wish you rather not know.

If you’ve been paying attention to our articles over the last year, you’ll know that some bigwigs are trying to stop Apple and Google Play from making a monopoly on smartphone apps. While the former may not have as many mobile devices as the latter, it sure has more applications in its App store. Should the tech empire have its way, Twitter will be the number one app to be eliminated as an option soon.

There’s one specific tweet that Elon posted that sparked our Star Wars references, making a challenge like a Jedi marking his Sith target (replace civilization with ‘the galaxy’ just for fun, and America with Naboo):

“This is a battle for the future of civilization. If free speech is lost even in America, tyranny is all that lies ahead.”

There are two points that Elon makes that are worth noting. The first is that the App store takes 30% royalties on any payments, including Twitter Blue subscriptions. Another is that Apple wants to remove Twitter for not following the rules of censorship. In other words, Apple is resistant to free speech.

Alright, so that may be oversimplifying things. Apple doesn’t want some search terms to appear on the Apple platform. There are some phrases you can search for that will yield no results. Well, when Musk is done with his transformation, that won’t be the case anymore. It looks like Apple doesn’t like this at all

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For now, Elon is content to go to war with Apple if that’s what it takes. He definitely isn’t interested in paying the 30% or stopping free speech from proceeding. If you look at the comments on his posts, it also appears like his followers want to know what Apple is hiding.

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