Remember the question of Elon Musk’s smartphone? A hypothesis feared by the billionaire himself just in case Apple and Google had placed a few stakes on Twitter in the related stores. Here, the question could be more alive than ever.
Musk’s public profile on Twitter in the last few hours has targeted the Cupertino producer, with a long series of tweets (and a survey) addressed directly to Apple and its CEO Tim Cook.
It all starts from Elon Musk acknowledging the reduction in Apple’s presence in Twitter ads. “Apple basically blocked its ads on Twitter. Do they hate free speech in America?“, followed by a pressing request to the CEO himself: “What’s up, Tim Cook?“. Since then, the eccentric boss of Tesla has begun to re-share content on Twitter with real indictments of Apple, starting with the Fortnite parody video on the historic Apple commercial inspired by 1984 for the launch of its Macintoshes.
Another twitter accuses Apple of having “threatened to remove Twitter from the App Store, but won’t tell us why” and of “apply a secret tax of 30% on everything you buy in the App Store”, with the latter tweet followed by a tasteless meme in light of the current geopolitical circumstances.
All that remains is to wait any replies from Cupertino even if, knowing Apple’s style and corporate policies, it will hardly be resolved with an equally long series of public tweets.