Elon Musk has now slammed Apple for the App Store commission it charges developers. Responding to a Twitter post about the EU’s latest antitrust complaint against Apple, the new Twitter owner said it was “definitely not okay”.
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– Elon Musk now slams Apple for its App Store commission.
– “Apple’s Store is like putting a 30 percent tax on the Internet. Definitely not okay,” Musk said.
Last year, Musk filed a commission lawsuit against Apple in support of Fortnite maker Epic Games.
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“Apple’s Store is like imposing a 30 percent tax on the Internet. That’s definitely not right.” Musk has been against the App Store commission from the beginning. Expressing his disagreement with the App Store commission, he also said that it should be “literally 10x higher than this.”
Last year, the Tesla CEO filed a lawsuit against Apple over increased commission fees in support of Fortnite maker Epic Games. In July last year, he said that the 30 percent fee iPhone makers charge developers is “totally unfair”.
Let us tell you that Musk is certainly not alone against Apple’s new App Store commission. Regulators around the world are also pressing Apple to rework its fees that the company charges developers for subscriptions or in-app purchases or sales of apps available on the App Store.
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Back in 2022, the Cupertino-based tech giant announced the App Store Small Business Program, which slashes its commissions by 15 percent for developers earning up to $1 million in annual sales of all their apps. However, the App Store’s standard commission rate of 30 percent remains “for apps selling digital goods and services and generating more than $1 million in income”.
Musk’s battle with Apple isn’t just limited to the App Store commission. Let’s go back to 2015, when he called Apple a “Tesla Graveyard” for hiring the carmaker’s engineers to work on its long-rumored Apple Car.
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Meanwhile, billionaire Musk is working to bring new changes to Twitter. First, he wants to create a platform that values freedom of expression. He wants to actively work with the company to eliminate spam bots on the platform.