Elon Musk and Tim Cook met and sealed the peace between Twitter and Apple

Elon Musk and Tim Cook met and sealed the peace between Twitter and Apple

The world’s richest businessman had launched a war against the most valuable company on the planet earlier this week over App Store fees and rules. For its part, the Cupertino company had threatened to expel its social media platform

Twitter owner Elon Musk said he met with Apple chief Tim Cook on Wednesday and “resolved the misunderstanding” that led him to declare war on the iPhone maker ‘s App Store .

“Among other things, we resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter’s possible removal from the App Store,” Musk tweeted.

“Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing it,” he added.

Musk also tweeted a video clip of the “beautiful Apple headquarters” in Cupertino , California , noting that he had had a “great conversation” with Cook.

The world’s richest person opened fire on the planet’s most valuable company earlier this week over fees and rules on the App Store , saying Apple had threatened to oust his recently acquired social media platform.

The billionaire CEO tweeted that Apple “threatened to remove Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why.”

Apple, which hasn’t issued a public statement on the matter, typically tells developers if fixes need to be implemented in apps to comply with App Store policies.

Analysts told AFP the dispute may be over money, and Musk was upset that the App Store charges a fee for transactions such as subscriptions.

Musk has delayed the relaunch of Twitter Blue ‘s subscription tier intended for users to pay for benefits like account checkmarks.

Twitter launched the Blue service in early November but pulled it offline after impersonators paid to make the checkmarks look legitimate in what former security chief Yoel Roth called “a disaster.”

Both Apple and Google also require social networking services in their app stores in order to have effective systems to moderate harmful or abusive content.

But since taking over Twitter last month, Musk has cut about half of Twitter’s workforce, including many employees tasked with fighting misinformation , while an unknown number of others have quit.

It also reinstated previously banned accounts, including that of former President Donald Trump.

Describing himself as a “ free speech absolutist ”, Musk believes that all content allowed by law should be allowed on Twitter, describing his actions as a “revolution against online censorship in the United States”.

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