“Apple app store fees are a de factor global tax on the Internet,” the billionaire tweeted. “Epic is right.”
The “Epic” refers to Epic Games Inc., the video game company behind popular titles like “Fortnite” which brought a lawsuit against Apple, charging that the tech giant has transformed a once-tiny digital storefront into an illegal monopoly that squeezes mobile apps for a significant slice of their earnings.
Apple takes a commission of 15% to 30% on purchases made within apps, including everything from digital items in games to subscriptions.
The company has denied Epic’s claims.
FOX Business has reached to Apple for comment on Musk’s comments.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.