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Are We Prepared for the ‘MuskPhone?’ Elon Teases Making His Personal Sensible Gadget – RedState

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What would occur if Apple and Google banned Twitter from their app shops? That’s the query that was posed to Twitter CEO Elon Musk Friday, and as traditional, he had a fast reply:

In different phrases, he’d inform the 2 big companies to go pound sand, and would take issues into his personal fingers:

I actually hope it doesn’t come to that, however, sure, if there isn’t a different alternative, I’ll make an alternate telephone

Musk may probably earn the wrath of the Apple/Google duopoly—the 2 corporations who’re the powers behind the iPhone and the Android-powered alternate options just like the Samsung Galaxy, respectively—due to the adjustments he’s made since buying Twitter. Enterprise Insider reviews:

Apple has prolonged pointers for apps, which they should comply with in an effort to turn into and stay obtainable as an app on iPhones and different Apple gadgets. The main precept of the rules is “security.”

“When folks set up an app from the App Retailer, they need to really feel assured that it’s secure to take action — that the app doesn’t include upsetting or offensive content material,” the primary rule of the rules reads.

Musk has targeted on stopping blatant censorship on the social media web site in his quick tenure, a step that’s triggering liberals and woke corporations. RedState has reported extensively on all these modifications, and has additionally described the drama behind the scenes on the firm. Learn all our protection right here.

Elon additionally not too long ago complained about Apple’s excessive charges, claiming they’re not more than a hidden web tax:

He may need irritated Apple with that one. Final week, Phil Schiller, who heads the App retailer, deleted his Twitter account, which had over 200,000 followers. Was that in direct response to Musk’s grievance?

As well as, the same old suspects are pushing Apple and Google as well Twitter. From The Washington Put up, after all:

“Apple and Google want to significantly begin exploring booting Twitter off the app retailer,” mentioned Alejandra Caraballo, medical teacher at Harvard Regulation’s cyberlaw clinic. “What Musk is doing is existentially harmful for varied marginalized communities. It’s like opening the gates of hell by way of the havoc it can trigger. Individuals who engaged in direct focused harassment can come again and have interaction in doxing, focused harassment, vicious bullying, requires violence, celebration of violence. I can’t even start to state how harmful this might be.”

Anticipate such hyperbolic stress to extend as liberals more and more freak out over Musk’s buy of the bluebird.

Many Twitter customers are enthusiastic concerning the concept of a brand new smartphone. Ron DeSantis advisor Christina Pushaw feels like she’d purchase one:

Different commenters identified new options {that a} new smartphone may have, corresponding to higher privateness safety than what’s at present supplied by Google and Apple:

Whereas I’d like to see Musk tackle the problem and produce again innovation to smartphones, and stick it to Google and Apple, I don’t really suppose that’s prone to occur. Designing, manufacturing, and advertising and marketing a smartphone isn’t any straightforward activity. Even Google has had hassle, with its Pixel line solely garnering two p.c of market share of gross sales within the U.S. (that doesn’t imply they’ve failed—their Android working software program powers 71 p.c of smartphones worldwide).

So my coronary heart says, “do it, Elon!” however my mind says it’s unlikely. Even when he doesn’t, I like how he retains combating again in opposition to the company media’s narratives, and retains tweaking the sensibilities of the childish outrage mob who lives to be triggered and desires to cancel all the pieces.

He jogs my memory of one other man with grandiose concepts who likes to disrupt the established order. Any guesses?

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