Elon Musk makes bold accusations against Apple in string of tweets

San Francisco, California - Elon Musk sparked confusion on Twitter after he announced Apple might "withhold" social media platform from its App Store.

Elon Musk accused Apple of threatening to withhold the social media company from the App Store.
Elon Musk accused Apple of threatening to withhold the social media company from the App Store.  © OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP

Twitter has been in the news for all the wrong reasons since Musk closed his $44 billion buyout deal with the company, and the dramatic saga reached new heights on Monday thanks to new informative – yet vague – crumbs dropped by the billionaire himself.

According to a tweet sent by Musk, "Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why."

Prior to making this announcement, Musk also tweeted that Apple had "mostly stopped advertising on Twitter."

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Both announcements come at a time when the relationship between Twitter and Apple itself seems a bit strained following Musk's takeover and his self-proclaimed dedication to free speech that seems to include moderating all content that pokes fun at him or anyone he likes.

Last week, Apple's former senior vice president of marketing turned Apple fellow Phil Schiller made a bold move by completely deleting his Twitter account, per Mac Rumors. This is something that many believe was done in protest of Musk's decisions to reinstate the accounts of former President Donald Trump and other controversial entities who have spread massive amounts of hate speech on the platform, such as Kanye West.

Though Musk has yet to specifically say what he meant by Apple threatening to "withhold" Twitter from the App Store, it can be assumed that this either means the App Store might not roll out any updates the platform has, or it may pull Twitter from the App Store altogether.

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