According to Elon Musk, Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company never considered yanking Twitter from the App Store


Elon Musk claimed in a tweet earlier this week that Apple had threatened to yank Twitter from its App Store, but on Wednesday, Musk announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook said such a move was never under consideration.

"Thanks @tim_cook for taking me around Apple’s beautiful HQ," Musk tweeted on Wednesday. "Good conversation. Among other things, we resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store. Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so," he added.

In a tweet on Monday, Musk claimed that Apple had "threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won't tell us why."

Musk indicated last week that if Google and Apple were to remove Twitter from their app stores, he would develop "an alternative phone."

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Tuesday that if Apple were to pull Twitter from the App Store, the move would be a "raw exercise of monopolistic power" that would warrant a congressional response.

DeSantis, a Republican who just won reelection during the Sunshine State's 2022 gubernatorial contest, has not announced plans for a presidential bid, but is widely viewed as someone who could potentially be a presidential contender. Musk indicated last week that he would support DeSantis for president in 2024.... (Read more)

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