You get what you pay for: The Tipline for 29 November 2022

After spending $44 billion to purchase Twitter, the World’s Richest Man has uncovered Apple’s “secret 30% tax on everything”. Over much of the past week, Elon Musk has taken to his social media platform to encourage the Department of Justice’s antitrust division to go after Apple and its supposedly monopolistic commission on his plans to charge $8 per month for a blue check mark. Things escalated on Monday when Musk posted a meme suggesting he was ready to “go to war” against the iPhone manufacturer. Welcome to Tipline, where the nuances of antitrust law are never limited to 280 characters.

Unlock unlimited access to all Global Competition Review content