Apple has emerged as a potential contender to Microsoft in the purchase of the Chinese video sharing service TikTok, Axios reported on Tuesday
WASHINGTON (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 04th August, 2020) Apple has emerged as a potential contender to microsoft in the purchase of the Chinese video sharing service TikTok, Axios reported on Tuesday.
The report said there was no confirmation that Apple was pursuing TikTok, which is available as an application on its Iphone.
Multiple sources have noted that Apple has expressed interest, albeit no sources inside the tech giant, and that at least one other strategic party has also expressed interest, the report said.
It would be an unusual deal for Apple, given that TikTok is a cross-platform application and a bigger political headache the company may want in the United States as well as in China, the report also said.
Yet, if anyone has the cash on hand to complete the purchase, it would be Apple, the report added.