According to Mark Zuckerberg, Apple’s App Store policies are not “sustainable” or “a good place to be”
Apple CEO Tim Cook has been outspoken in his criticism of Facebook, prompting Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to properly repay the favor. On Wednesday, at the New York Times DealBook event, Mark Zuckerberg voiced his disapproval of Apple, the most valuable American corporation, and the way it controls its App Store.
At the summit, Zuckerberg said, “Apple has sort of singled themselves out as the only company that is trying to control unilaterally what apps get on a device.” “I don’t think that’s a sustainable or good place to be.”
Even so, Zuckerberg made an analogy between Apple and Google. With the latter, Android smartphone owners can download programs without relying solely on the Google Play store.
“They’ve always made it so you can sideload and have other app stores and work directly with phone manufacturers.” That’s also been our commitment in how we built up our VR and what we plan to do with our AR headsets”, added the Meta CEO.
This year, Apple’s regulations governing third-party monitoring have had a significant negative impact on Meta’s online advertising business. Facebook and other ad-supported apps will find it considerably more challenging to target consumers with ads as a result of Apple’s 2021 iOS privacy update. Along with current financial difficulties, Apple’s changes have caused Meta to experience decreased revenue for several straight quarters. The company’s value has decreased by two-thirds this year.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has long criticized Facebook’s user data-dependent business model and even linked the social media giant’s algorithmic business model to violent extremist group actions because of how the app would recommend material. According to Zuckerberg, companies that “provide their programs exclusively through platforms that are owned by competitors” have a conflict of interest. He claims that the platform operators have many of their own “strategic objectives” and are not simply neutral actors.
An ever-growing dispute between Twitter and Apple gets hotter thanks to Zuckerberg’s voice. In a series of tweets on Monday, Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, alleged that as part of its app review moderation procedure, Apple had threatened to remove the Twitter app from the App Store.
Regarding Twitter and its now-chief executive, Elon Musk, Zuckerberg said, “It’s going to be very interesting to see how this plays out in terms of the approaches he’s taking.” “I would guess that not everything is going to work, but I think some things might,” Zuckerberg added.
Musk’s hasty actions about Twitter’s content moderation policy, according to him, could present difficulties.
“I tend to think that I don’t want one person or one company making those decisions, which is why we pioneered this oversight board for our content decisions,” Zuckerberg said. “People have a vehicle that they can appeal to the outside of us.”