Elon Musk is threatening to ban Apple devices from his companies over the new OpenAI deal

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is threatening to ban his employees from bringing Apple devices to their workplace, following Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on Monday entered into a partnership to integrate OpenAI's artificial intelligence technology into its operating systems.

On Monday night, Musk wrote on his social media platform He added that visitors to his companies, which include SpaceX, “will have to check their Apple devices at the door, where they will be stored in a Faraday cage.”

Musk's threat to ban Apple devices from his workplaces, which employ more than 100,000 employees across Tesla, SpaceX and X alone, comes amid a legal battle between Tesla's CEO and OpenAI. In March, Musk indicted OpenAI and its CEO, Sam Altman, claim that the artificial intelligence company had violated its original mission by putting profits before benefiting humanity.

Apple's announcement of its partnership with OpenAI emphasized that users' personal data would remain private even as the iPhone maker integrates AI into operating systems such as iOS 18 and macOS Sequoia. The tech giant said it will not collect data about users or search their personal data stored on their devices when they use the AI ​​system.

Still, Musk expressed skepticism that Apple users' personal data will remain private.

“It's downright absurd that Apple isn't smart enough to make their own AI, yet is somehow able to ensure that OpenAI protects your security and privacy!” Musk wrote on


Apple expected to reveal AI features at the Worldwide Developers Conference

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Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Musk helped found OpenAI in 2015, but stepped down from the board in 2018. At the same time, he's working to build a rival AI company, xAI, which has recruited researchers from OpenAI and other top tech companies with the mission to “maximize the benefits of all humanity.”

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