For Elon Musk, Apple’s 30% com’ is like “taxing the Internet”

Since he bought Twitter, Elon Musk has never stopped Tweeterwith more or less seriousness.

After having mentioned the idea of ​​taking over Coca-Cola and putting some Cokethe boss of Tesla and SpaceX has once again attacked Apple, which he definitely does not have in his heart.

“The Apple store, which taxes at 30%, is like taxing the Internet at 30%… It’s clearly not OK! »

Elon Musk

For the little story, Tim Sweeney (Epic Games), also retweeted Musk’s post. This is not the first time that the man has attacked the apple tax : already in July 2021, during the lawsuit with Epic, he had qualified the Cupertino commission as a global tax on the internet considering that it should be possible to authorize alternative payments.

Ironically, Musk called Apple a Golden prisoneven as Tesla jealously protected its Superchargers and also does not allow all third-party apps in its vehicles, starting with Apple Music or CarPlay – preferring Spotify for example. Since then, some charging stations have been opened up to competition, and Tidal has also joined the music apps available on the brand’s models.

For Elon Musk, the 30% of com'  of Apple is like

At last, Elon Musk was very critical of the batteries used by Apple, which still use Cobalt -a very controversial ore for its extraction. Apple uses I think almost 100% cobalt in its batteries, cell phones and laptops, but Tesla uses no cobalt in LFP packs and almost none in nickel chemicals

Musk’s position seems a bit easy – putting LFP batteries in iPhones would, for example, require losing a little capacity. Also, third-party apps are not central to Tesla’s software business model. That said, Musk is clearly a product man – just like Steve Jobs was – and less of a technocrat, unlike Tim Cook.

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