You may remember that around a year ago now, when Apple was in the midst of its battle with the authorities over its refusal to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, that the then-presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump called for a boycott of the company.
Trump believed that Apple’s decision to refuse an order to unlock the device was a bad move, and took the company to task over it in a rant during one of his speeches asking people to boycott Apple products. Well, it turns out that Trump has a short memory because he’s now tweeting from, you guessed it, a brand new iPhone.
When the furore was at its hottest, Trump actually stopped using his iPhone and was instead tweeting from an Android device. This was suspected to be an aging Galaxy S3 from Samsung, a smartphone that was so long in the tooth many security researchers believed that it was a threat to security that Trump was using it at all.
Whilst his aides continued to tweet via iPhones, Trump’s own personal tweets continued to come from his Samsung phone.
Of late it has been noticed that the number of tweets coming from an Android device had slowed down, before finally stopping. Many wondered why that was, and now Dan Scavino Jr, director of social media and senior advisor to President Trump, announced that the President has been tweeting from his “new iPhone for the past couple of weeks.”
While the new iPhone will undoubtedly be a much more secure device than the out-of-support Android device he was carrying around before, we do kind of wish he had waited for the iPhone 8 to come out in September. After all, nobody likes to buy a new device when an updated model is just around the corner.
Having said that, this is the President of the United States. We suspect he can get a new iPhone in September if he wants one.
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