Tech billionaire and new Twitter owner Elon Musk said that he might create a new phone in case the controversial social media platform gets booted from iPhone and Android app stores.
Twitter has been met with tons of controversy since Elon Musk took over. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO made a couple of drastic changes like making the blue check badge a subscription basis, which allowed impersonators to get verified.
Musk has also conducted a mass amnesty on suspended accounts as a result of a Twitter poll.
Those, among other things, resulted in advertisers withdrawing from the platform.
These moves are apparently part of Musk’s “free speech absolutist” stance, which may lead to Twitter violating app marketplaces guidelines which could lead to the platform being removed from the Apple App Store on iPhones and Google Play Store on Android devices.
In response, Musk is apparently thinking of creating his own smartphone.
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In fact, a Tesla Pi Phone has been rumored for quite some time now, and his problems with Twitter may finally push him to pursue it.
A Tesla smartphone isn’t entirely impossible as the smart car company has its own chip technology and software with tons of apps and games.
Still, it will take a lot of time before a Tesla phone becomes real and may never become true at all.
Even if Apple and Google actually decide to remove Twitter from their respective mobile app stores, it’s more plausible that Musk will just release an APK version of Twitter app for Android. It’s a bit more tricky on iOS, but still possible.
Plus, the platform is still accessible on any mobile web browser. Albeit, you’d really have to be a patron of Twitter to have the eagerness to use a platform without an app.
More recently, Musk has also introduced the new Twitter gold, gray, and blue badges that will differentiate verified accounts from one another. Each color will tell if the account is a company, government, or individual account, respectively.
But if you’re one of those users who now want to leave Twitter, here’s how you can download all of your images and videos from the platform before you can delete your account.