Musk Attacks Apple’s Partnership with OpenAI

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In the wake of the OpenAI-Apple 2024 partnership, Elon Musk is left reeling and ranting on X, claiming extreme security issues.

  • Musk took to X, threatening to ban Apple devices from his companies.
  • Many called for him to create the XPhone while just as many called him out on his hypocrisy.
  • Musk’s concerns are currently unfounded, planting the seed of doubt in people’s minds.

Following Apple’s 2024 Worldwide Developers Conference, Elon Musk took to X, threatening to ban Apple devices from the company over unfounded security concerns.

It’s that time of the year again when all eyes are on Apple as it announces the latest innovations at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024. Last year, the tech giant almost broke the internet, announcing the Apple Vision Pro, and this year was no different.

During Apple’s 2024 event on June 10, 2024, the team announced the company’s partnership with OpenAI with the integration of ChatGPT into Apple experiences. The two have been in talks for some time now, so this move came as no surprise. However, not everyone was happy with this development, least of all Elon Musk.

A Multi-Tweet Rant

He went onto his social media platform X, ranting in a series of posts (tweets?) about the partnership announced at Apple’s 2024 WWDC. He threatened to ban Apple devices from his company if the integration was at the operating system (OS) level, calling it “an unacceptable security violation.”

He found the situation absurd.

Apple is known for the security of its devices as its main selling point. So, it’s only logical that they won’t do anything to jeopardize that. And based on what the tech giant shared at the Apple 2024 WWDC, they didn’t. In fact, they announced “Private Cloud Compute” which processes user data on the device itself rather than servers to secure users’ data. The iPhone parent saw the privacy concerns coming and made sure to address them across all their platforms and during the event.

For every comment supporting him and calling for the XPhone, there was just as much calling Musk out on his hypocrisy. You see, it came out that X uses an Israeli company to verify the government IDs of the users who wish to be monetized on the platform.

They also keep the information for 30 days.

So, What’s Really Going On?

OpenAI is not impenetrable. Same as everything else, nothing is. But it’s quite secure, especially since it’s backed by Microsoft, whose various offerings rely heavily on safely keeping very confidential information where it belongs. Besides, the attacks on ChatGPT since it disrupted everything around us in 2022 have been caught in the nick of time, be it the time they were under a, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack or they endured a data breach through an Open Library vulnerability. Now, with Apple looming over the AI startup, they’ll most likely not going to cheapen out on cybersecurity.

By now, everyone knows that Musk wants to create the Everything app, which will cater to all a user’s needs, including sexual and otherwise. The plan most probably also includes a proprietary AI to make said users’ lives easier. So, could it be that Apple’s 2024 partnership with OpenAI showed how far behind in the AI race Musk really is with his xAI company? On In March 2024, the Tesla CEO also sued OpenAI for deviating from the original goal that was set back when was part of the company. And he did that right around the time the AI startup was devising a plan to commercialize itself.

Is Musk trying to slander and defame the competition? Will do we certainly think so, only time will definitively

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