Tesla vs iPhone: Is Elon Musk really planning his own smartphone now?
Created: 11/29/2022 11:17 am
By: Marcus Efler
Is Elon Musk developing his own smartphone?
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Tesla boss Elon Musk is apparently thinking more about his own smartphone offer.
The argument for this is provided by the discussion about Twitter, of all things.
The kepi for the BMW driver, the wristwatch for the Porsche fan: In addition to cars, car manufacturers sell many other things from fashion accessories to technology gadgets.
Everyone does it, but no one else is even remotely as successful at it as Tesla.
Rumors keep popping up that the Texans are working on something that goes far beyond the usual designer frills: their own smartphone.
However, the matter never became very specific.
But of all things, Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter now seems to give the Tesla phone a new boost, as 24auto.de reports.
Because if the short message service actually develops into a pool of extremist opinions, Apple and Google could ban the Twitter app from their smartphones – at least that is what Mister Musk fears: “Apple has also threatened to ban Twitter from its App Store, wants but don't tell us why." After a Twitter user made a similar statement, Elon Musk actually promised his own smartphone.
"I sure hope it doesn't come to that," he commented, "but, yes, if there's no other choice, I'll make an alternative phone."
However, it is unlikely that such a device would then be sold under the Tesla brand.
It could sooner be branded as a Twitter phone,