Elon Musk, Tim Cook, Apple, App Store, Tesla

Elon Musk, Tim Cook

Tesla’s Musk denies demanding to be Apple CEO, calls App Store fee ‘global tax on the internet’

Musk denied reports that he demanded to be Apple CEO during a 2016 phone call with Tim Cook.

31/7/2021 7:39:00 AM

Musk denied reports that he demanded to be Apple CEO during a 2016 phone call with Tim Cook .

Tesla 's Elon Musk denied reports that he demanded to be CEO of Apple when discussing a potential sale of the automaker with Tim Cook in 2016.

) CEO during a 2016 phone call in which Apple’s Tim Cook discussed buying the electric vehicle maker. Musk also took a separate swipe at Apple’s App Store fee on Friday, tweeting that it’s a “global tax on the internet.”The tweets from Musk were apparently prompted by a new book from The Wall Street Journal’s Tim Higgins, called

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That book reported that Cook balked at the idea of Musk being CEO reportedly and said “F*** you” before hanging up on him, according to a Los Angeles Times review.“Cook & I have never spoken or written to each other ever,” Musk tweeted Friday.“There was a point where I requested to meet with Cook to talk about Apple buying Tesla. There were no conditions of acquisition proposed whatsoever. He refused to meet. Tesla was worth about 6% of today’s value,” Musk added.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.Yahoo Finance has reached out to Apple for comment and will update this story with any response we receive.Last year,Musk claimed in a series of tweetsthat he attempted to meet with Cook to see if the iPhone maker would purchase Tesla. In his tweets, Musk said the company was going through its “darkest days” of its Model 3 buildout at the time, but said Cook refused the meeting. headtopics.com

Apple is reportedly working on its own electric self-driving vehicle.SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk visits the construction site of Tesla's gigafactory in Gruenheide, near Berlin, Germany, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Michele TantussiMusk didn’t just seek to dispel the reports of his demands to take over Apple, on Friday. He also took a swipe at Apple for its App Store pricing policy.

In a separate tweet, the mercurial CEO said “Apple app store [sic] fees are a de facto global tax on the Internet. Epic is right.”Apple’s App Store fees require that developers that make more than $1 million a year through the sale of apps or in-app purchases pay 30% of each sale to Apple. Those that make less than $1 million a year pay 15%.

The fees are the source of multiple antitrust probes into Apple’s business practices, as well as an antitrust lawsuit filed by “Fortnite” creator Epic Games. A judge is expected to rule on the Epic case this summer. Read more: Yahoo Singapore »

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