Elon Musk Calls Out Apple For “De Facto Global Tax On The Internet”, Says Epic Is Right
Elon Musk has once again taken the opportunity to take a jab at Apple, particularly the App Store and the fee Apple charges to developers for using the platform.
In his latest tweet, the Tesla CEO said that:
Apple app store fees are a de facto global tax on the Internet. Epic is right.
Apple has been involved in a legal spat with Apple for sometime now with the later contesting how Apple controls the App Store and developers as a result. Musk just dove right into that siding with Epic Games.
This is not the first time Musk has had a go at Apple and how it conducts business. A few days back, at Tesla’s earnings call, Musk spoke about Apple’s walled garden, saying that “I think we want to emphasize that our goal is to support the advent of sustainable energy. It is not to create a walled garden and use that to bludgeon our competitors which is used by some companies.”
Musk and Apple have been at differences for some time now, starting with Musk accusing the iPhone-maker to be poaching Tesla employees, where he famously said that when you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple.
This is the first time however, that Musk has spoken about Apple and the App Store in particular while openly siding with Epic.