Elon Musk Meets With Apple CEO Tim Cook Amid Claims of Twitter App Store Dispute [Updated]

Twitter CEO Elon Musk today met with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, according to a tweet shared by Musk this afternoon.

Apple Park View
Musk thanked Cook for taking him around Apple's headquarters, with no mention of what the two might have discussed. The meeting comes just after Musk on Monday claimed that Apple has "mostly stopped" offering ads on Twitter, and that Apple had threatened to "withhold Twitter from its App Store."


Musk said that Apple has been "making moderation demands," though he did not go into detail on what Apple might have said about moderation. Twitter has been undergoing rapid change since Musk's October takeover, and many employees who handled moderation and policy creation have been fired or have left the company.

Apple has cracked down on other social networking apps for lax moderation policies, such as Parler, so there is real danger that Twitter and Apple could end up in a major dispute should Twitter fail to adequately handle inappropriate content. Twitter has already reinstated more than 62,000 suspended accounts, including that of former U.S. President Donald Trump, and it is not yet clear if that will be problematic.

Apple and Twitter could also run into issues over the Twitter Blue subscription. Platformer this week said Twitter is delaying the launch of the Twitter Blue service as it seeks a way to avoid Apple's 30 percent cut on iOS devices.

The video shared by Musk features the ‌Apple Park‌ duck pond, which has previously been seen in Apple videos and photographs captured by employees.

Update: Musk says that he and Cook resolved a misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the ‌App Store‌, which Cook said Apple had not considered.

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Top Rated Comments

TechRunner Avatar
18 months ago
Even Elon Musk shoots vertical video. Twitter is doomed.
Score: 62 Votes (Like | Disagree)
clive27 Avatar
18 months ago
CarPlay in Tesla in 3.. 2.. 1..
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
18 months ago
Good...goooood...everything that has transpired has done so according to my design. Your friends, up there testing the Starship Booster, are walking into a trap, as is your Tesla fleet. It was *I* who allowed the Bots to know the code of the Twitter API. It is quite safe from your pitiful little band. An entire legion of my best geniuses awaits them. Oh, I'm afraid the Apple Car will be quite operational when your friends arrive.



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TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
18 months ago
I’m surprised Elon Musk didn’t beg Tim Cook if he can become the CEO of Apple.



https://www.macrumors.com/2021/07/30/elon-musk-wanting-to-become-apple-ceo/

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TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
18 months ago
Twitter is going to end up like MySpace. Elon looking to beg Apple.

It’s the end of the month and he has to make a giant payment to the banks.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
falkon-engine Avatar
18 months ago
Like him or not like him, Musk brings a certain level of unpredictability to the point where you want to look away, but it's almost like you can't, which drives a certain level of engagement. Similar to Trump. Maybe the two of them should consider getting their own media companies. Oh wait.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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