Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, claimed he spoke with Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday and “resolved the misunderstanding” that prompted him to declare war on the iPhone maker’s App Store, adding another chapter to the two tech titans’ bizarre and turbulent week.
“Among other things, we resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store,” Musk tweeted.
“Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so.”
Musk also shared a video of “Apple’s spectacular HQ” in Cupertino, California, and said he had a “good conversation” with Cook.
Earlier this week, the Tesla billionaire waged war on the world’s most valuable firm over App Store fees and guidelines, claiming Apple had threatened to remove his recently bought social media platform. Musk tweeted that Apple “threatened to remove Twitter from its App Store but refused to explain why.”
Apple, which has not published a public remark on the situation, normally notifies developers if program updates are required to comply with App Store regulations.
According to AFP, the conflict may have been over money, with Musk infuriated that the App Store takes a commission on transactions such as subscriptions.
Musk has postponed launching the Twitter Blue membership tier, which was planned to charge users for privileges like account verification checkmarks.
Twitter launched Blue in early November, but it was pulled after impersonators paid for check marks to appear legit.
Apple and Google require social networking services in their app stores to have reliable protocols to moderate illegal or abusive content.