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Elon Musk Set To Ban Apple Devices Over OpenAI Integration

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, social media platform X, and SpaceX, on June 11, publicly criticised Apple for the announcement regarding its partnership with OpenAI.

Billionaire Elon Musk announced that he would ban Apple devices at his companies if the iPhone maker integrates OpenAI at the operating system level.

In a series of posts on social media, Musk expressed his concerns over the potential security risks posed by integrating OpenAI’s technology into Apple’s operating systems. Musk categorically said that if Apple integrates OpenAI into its devices, he would ban Apple devices from his company’s premises.


Earlier in the day, Apple unveiled a wave of AI integrations for their apps and operating systems. They also announced a collaboration with OpenAI to bring ChatGPT, a popular AI tool, to its devices.

“It’s patently absurd that Apple isn’t smart enough to make their own AI, yet is somehow capable of ensuring that OpenAI will protect your security & privacy!” Musk said on X.

CEO of consulting firm Creative Strategies, Ben Bajarin, said, It was unlikely that anyone would follow Musk’s lead, adding that Apple was trying to educate people that private cloud was as secure as keeping data on a device.

Apple said it had built AI with privacy “at the core” and it would use a combination of on-device processing and cloud computing to power those features.

Elon Musk took legal action against OpenAI, a company he co-founded in 2015, and its CEO Sam Altman. The lawsuit alleged that OpenAI had strayed from its initial goal of developing AI for the betterment of humanity, prioritizing profit instead.

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