Elon Musk threatens to ban the use of Apple devices in his companies after concluding a deal with OpenAI

(Source: Apple)
  • 😤 Elon Musk went to X to express his opinion on Apple’s deal with OpenAI

  • ⛔️ Musk said: “Apple devices will be banned from my companies” if Apple integrates OpenAI at the OS level

  • 👮 Musk believes the partnership poses a security risk

  • ✋ He even went as far as to say, “Visitors will be required to check their Apple devices at the door.”

Elon Musk has now expressed concerns about Apple’s partnership with OpenAI and threatened to ban the use of Apple devices at his companies.

Apple has detailed its artificial intelligence plans WDC 2024, which includes OpenAI integrations such as ChatGPT. During its presentation, Apple repeatedly said that privacy is of the utmost importance to it and it will not collect personal or private information.

However, as part of iOS 18, Apple said Siri will turn to ChatGPT if it thinks it might help answer a question, but the assistant will ask for permission before doing so. This means that users will not have to download the ChatGPT app for iOS, but this did not please Elon Musk.

Musk believes that OpenAI should remain a dedicated application and not integrate with the Apple ecosystem like Siri. Speaking of X, Musk said: “If Apple integrates OpenAI at the OS level, Apple devices will be banned from my companies. This is an unacceptable security breach.”

He further added: “Visitors will need to check their Apple devices at the door, where they will be stored in a Faraday cage.”

Musk’s post sparked a reaction from VCs and CTOs Pullary herself from Sutter Hill Ventures, who stated that OpenAI does not have access to an Apple device because the user approves a specific request individually. However, this answer did not satisfy Musk. “So leave it as an app. “That’s bullshit” said Tesla’s CEO.

Musk even went so far as to suggest that he could collaborate with Samsung to produce Phone – Musk replied“It’s not out of the question.”

It’s safe to say that Elon Musk is not the biggest fan of OpenAI. It is now sues the company for cooperation with Microsoft and accused OpenAI of acting contrary to its founding mission of prioritizing benefits for humanity over profits. Musk too called the latest OpenAI ChatGPT-4o demo “cringe”.

Apple calls its AI integration “Apple Intelligence,” and it uses on-device and cloud processing to enable smarter Siri actions, on-screen awareness, the ability to adjust the tone of emails, and enables the creation of detailed AI images in Messages, Notes, and other apps. Whether you’re excited about the possibilities of AI or not, it seems inevitable now.

Check out our summary iOS 18, iPadOS 18, new update for Apple Watch, Apple TV and AirPods updatesAND visionOS 2 for everything you need to know.

Adam Vjestica is senior editor of The Shortcut. Adam, previously TechRadar’s gaming hardware editor, also worked at Nintendo of Europe as a content marketing editor, where he helped launch the Nintendo Switch. Follow him on X @ItsMrProducts.