Elon Musk: Will Ban All Apple Devices From My Companies If…

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Just a few days ago, the technology giant Apple Inc. announced that it is planning to integrate OpenAI’s ChatGPT into its operating system. Many people across the globe got very excited after hearing this announcement. However, one person who was not happy with this announcement was billionaire Elon Musk, who is the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and Twitter (now X). He has openly warned Apple that he may ban all Apple devices across all his companies, including Tesla.

Elon Musk: Will Ban All Apple Devices From My Companies If…
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Apple and OpenAI’s AI Integration

At the Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple unveiled a series of updates to its operating systems, including iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. During this event, one of the biggest highlights was that Apple is planning the introduction of AI capabilities under the branding of ‘Apple Intelligence.’

It stated that this will include the integration of OpenAI’s ChatGPT into its operating system. It promised enhanced Siri functionality, improved device customization, and more stringent privacy protections. The tech giant added that this integration aims to streamline device operations.

Elon Musk: Will Ban All Apple Devices From My Companies If…

The company also stated that it will allow users to perform complex queries through Siri, powered by ChatGPT. Apple also emphasized that privacy is at the core of this new feature and it will be utilizing a system called Private Cloud Compute (PCC). It will ensure that user data remains secure and inaccessible to anyone, including Apple and OpenAI.

Elon Musk’s Fierce Response

However, soon after this announcement was made, the billionaire Elon Musk, who is the CEO of Tesla, responded. While sharing his thoughts on his social media platform X (formerly Twitter, which is now owned by him), he criticized Apple’s decision to rely on OpenAI for its AI functionalities.

Musk stated that this integration was a severe security risk. He also argued that Apple lacks a comprehensive understanding of AI data privacy. His tweet mentioned, “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 and privacy.”

Elon Musk: Will Ban All Apple Devices From My Companies If…

He also added in his statement that Apple’s collaboration with OpenAI compromises user data. Musk stated, “Apple has no clue what’s actually going on once they hand your data over to OpenAI. They’re selling you down the river.”

Potential Ban on Apple Devices

Following the statements released by Elon Musk for his concerns over data security, he then followed up by threatening a complete ban on Apple devices at his companies. He emphasized that if Apple proceeds with integrating OpenAI at the operating system level, these devices would be prohibited on Tesla premises and other Musk-owned companies.

Elon Musk: Will Ban All Apple Devices From My Companies If…

He added that visitors would be required to check their Apple devices at the door, storing them in Faraday cages to block electromagnetic radiation and prevent any data transmission. In another Twitter post, he stated, “If Apple integrates OpenAI at the OS level, then Apple devices will be banned at my companies. That is an unacceptable security violation.”

Tesla India Plans Delayed

Elon Musk: Will Ban All Apple Devices From My Companies If…

In other Elon Musk and Tesla-related plans, the company’s much-anticipated entry into the Indian market has hit a roadblock. It has been revealed that despite previous plans and discussions, which included a meeting between Elon Musk and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tesla’s manufacturing ambitions in India have been delayed.

Initially, Musk had expressed confidence that Tesla would enter the Indian market soon, especially after the Indian government announced a new electric vehicle policy to attract major EV manufacturers. However, the plans for setting up a manufacturing facility in India, which were expected to bring significant investments, have not materialized.