Donald Trump now uses an iPhone

As you might imagine, the news about President Trump using an iPhone caught the attention of folks over at AppleInsider and they shared their thoughts in a long thread.

Last week, we reported on some unusual activity taking place on Donald Trump's Twitter account. As we've explained before, Trump's old Samsung Galaxy phone is very old and insecure, making it a hacking target, while also potentially allowing the president to violate the Presidential Records Act. This obviously led to Apple famously resisting to do so and the Federal Bureau of Investigation taking measures into their own hands by eventually unlocking the phone.

Trump's use of an iPhone was a switch from his stance a year ago, when on the campaign trail he urged supporters to boycott Apple.


During the early weeks of his presidency, Trump came under scrutiny over reports he was continuing to use his old, unsecured Android phone to send tweets to the 27 million followers of his @realDonaldTrump account.

President Trump, of course, has in the past used the products of many companies with whom he disagrees, directly naming Coca-Cola at one point in a tweet.

Now, we have to say that President Trump picked a rather bad time to buy a new iPhone considering we're in the midst of year three with the same design and expecting a dramatic overhaul later this year.


Now instead of using an Android phone to tweet, he's supposedly been using the government-issued iPhone. "If Apple doesn't give info to authorities on the terrorists I'll only be using Samsung until they give info", he tweeted.

The fact that Trump is now using an iPhone is also interesting for another big reason.

As with the Federal Bureau of Investigation they did not have anyone that was comfortable to make such a decision so they hired and/or bought a set of unsupported tools to hack the iPhone.


Even though Apple and the president now seem to be on good terms, the question of whether the company would want Mr. Trump to indirectly endorse their shiny new product is an interesting one. "I just thought of it. Boycott Apple", Trump told supporters at a February 2016 rally in SC.


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