Tesla CEO Elon Musk today took to Twitter to once again criticize Apple’s App Store fees, calling the cut Apple is getting from developers “definitely not good” and likening it to a “30% online tax.”


He went on to say the fees were “literally 10 times higher than they should be”.

Apple takes a 30 percent discount for app developers who earn more than $1 million through the ‌App Store‌ on a yearly basis, but for small developers who earn less, Apple has lowered its fee to 15 percent through the Small Business Developer Program.

Musk has criticized the Apple App Store several times in the past. Back in July, for example, Musk called on Apple to create a walled garden and said Tesla would never do such a thing. “I think we want to emphasize that our goal is to support the emergence of sustainable energy,” Musk said at the time, in response to a question about allowing competitors to use the Tesla charger grid. “It’s not for the sake of creating a walled garden and using that to knock out our competitors that some companies use.”

Tesla and Apple have a long history and have battled employee theft as Apple rushes into the electric car market. In 2015, Musk called Apple “Tesla’s graveyard.” “If you don’t work at Tesla, you work at Apple,” he said.

Musk is currently in the process of buying Twitter for $44 billion. Musk has claimed that he wants to make Twitter “better than ever” with new product features that will defeat spam and authentication bots on all humans. Twitter is set to become a privately held company when the acquisition is complete.

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