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Will Musk ban Apple products and services from Starlink?
Two can play this game.
UPDATE 12/1/2022: Cook kneels to Musk
I still don’t believe Apple would be stupid enough to bounce Twitter from the App Store, but Tim Cook is indeed a compromised moron, so who knows. Steve Jobs is rolling around in his grave over what Cook has done to that company.
Tim Cook is to Apple as Parag Agrawal was to Twitter. The dongle fiasco alone proved how incompetent and antithetical to Jobs’ vision of Apple he is. Remember, Jobs was fanatical when it came to the user experience, so much so that it was industry-shaking when Jobs went along with the two-button mouse, something he loathed from deep in his soul.
The point is, Cook is an incompetent moron, and the fact he’s pulling ads from Twitter with the rumor that they’d also dump them from the App Store shows what a clown he is.
Musk is building an alternative to iPhone and Android, so it will soon be a moot point, but for the time being, this would really screw up Apple. Musk brings credibility to his high-tech endeavors, and if I were Cook, having Musk focus on me as an enemy isn’t something I’d be thrilled to endure each day.
Cook has apps by the nuts because they have the phone. Musk will build the Tesla phone, stealing huge market share from the iPhone, liberating the app market like he liberated conservative accounts on Twitter.
Musk has Starlink, which is decoupling the internet from Earth. Apple has lots of products and services, and I doubt Musk would have any issue blocking them from Starlink, forcing users to choose. A phone with Earth-bound internet AND Starlink internet, or just an Earth-bound internet?
When it comes to app development, who do you think developers will prefer once the Tesla phone hits the market?
Forget about political apps; getting ANY app approved by Apple is a pain in the ass, never mind the ass-raping on fees and revenue share. With more favorable developer costs and less strict rules to get your app published, it’s a no-brainer, and Musk will completely alter the app developer landscape.
Think Musk wouldn’t block Apple? I bet he would. Cook has never before had someone punch back. Cook’s worst day is the day he bounces Twitter from the App store.
Before Musk, Steve Jobs was the last great innovator that changed civilization. If you’re young and into tech, this iPhone launch from 2007 is a must watch. Understand, before he unveiled it, nobody has seen anything remotely close to the iPhone.
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