Elon Musk, the owner of X, has voiced his concerns over Apple's App Store changes in the European Union (EU) ahead of the implementation of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) in March. Musk's comments came in response to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's post on X, where Ek called Apple's DMA announcement "at best vague and misleading."
While Musk expressed his concerns about the changes, he did not provide further details on the matter. Apple has announced modifications to iOS, Safari, and the App Store in the EU, allowing third-party app stores on iOS for the first time. These changes are set to be implemented with iOS 17.4 in March.
However, the introduction of a new App Store tax has become a contentious issue. Musk had previously indicated his intention to discuss the App Store tax with Apple CEO Tim Cook, suggesting a potential adjustment to the existing 30% fee charged by Apple.
In August of the previous year, Musk announced changes to X's App Store policy, stating that X would keep nothing for the first 12 months, followed by a 10% fee after that. He later expressed his willingness to speak with Tim Cook to explore the possibility of adjusting the App Store tax to benefit creators.
(With Agency Inputs)