The new boss of Twitter has just posted a forum disparaging Apple. The billionaire who just made a $44 billion deal to buy back the social network Twitter said that Apple’s App Store fee is too high, “absolutely not okay”.
Elon Musk likened that Apple charging 30% on this application distribution platform is like using the Internet but paying 30% service fee. “It’s basically 10 times higher than normal,” concluded Elon Musk.
According to 9to5mac, Apple will charge a 30% fee for developers earning more than 1 million USD per year. For those who have less revenue, will be able to participate in the “Small Business Developer” program and collect only 15%. Currently, Apple is under a lot of pressure because this 30% fee is considered too high and the company is abusing its monopoly position.
Billionaire Elon Musk accuses Apple of charging too much on the App Store
This isn’t the first time Musk has criticized Apple. Last year, Musk accused the company of intentionally building a fence around the ecosystem to prevent users from accessing outside products. He asserted that Tesla would never “tie” its customers like that.
On many other occasions, Tesla and Apple have argued with each other about competing and enticing employees in the electric vehicle industry. Elon Musk once pointed to Apple as a place to harbor many of his former employees, he called Apple “Tesla grave” and joked that – “if you don’t work for Tesla, you will also work for Apple”.
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(According to VnR)