Elon Musk criticizes Apple App Store fees
Elon Musk criticizes Apple App Store fees

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has voiced support for Fortnite maker Epic Games, which has denied Apple's allegations on its App Store.

"Apple's App Store fee is actually a global online tax," he said in a tweet. The epic game is right.

Apple is resisting a lawsuit brought by Epic Games last year, accusing the iPhone maker of abusing its dominant position in the mobile app market.

Epic Games said the App Store's rules - which allow Apple to charge a 30% commission on many transactions - are unfair and anti-competitive.

When Epic Games launched its payment system built into Fortnite to bypass Apple's commissions, it violated Apple's rules.

In turn, Apple has defended its App Store practices in court and legislature hearings.

Musk said that while he enjoys using Apple products, the iPhone maker charges a very high commission on the App Store.

"Unbelievable to get 30% commission if you don't do extra work," he wrote on Twitter. When the App Store loads properly, Epic Games doesn't bother with processing its own payments.

To highlight Musk by tweeting to his 58.7 million followers, CEO Tim Sweeney tweeted just 25 minutes after Musk tweeted to Apple.

In the future, Sweeney said, all physical assets will have numbers. Apple collects and maintains taxes on global trade. Apple must stop.

Elon Musk criticizes Apple

In addition, Elon Musk denied reports that he had a conversation with Apple chief Tim Cook about a possible takeover of the electric car maker and taking on the role of CEO of the iPhone manufacturer.

"I have requested to meet with Cook for a while to discuss Apple's acquisition of Tesla," Musk said in another tweet. The terms of the acquisition have not been proposed. He refused to meet.

earlier this week. Musk criticized Apple's walled garden or its tightly controlled technology ecosystem. He also criticized the use of cobalt, a key metal in the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries.

Musk responded to a comment on Twitter: "I don't want to be the CEO of any company."

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