After five years, Apple finally activates its Twitter account

The big news on Twitter yesterday involved Apple. Just days before the tech titan unveils the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus, the company finally activated a Twitter account with the handle @Apple. The handle was actually registered five years ago this month, but the account was dormant until now. The most recent count shows that Apple has picked up 63,100 followers, but has yet to send a tweet.

We should see a jump in followers by September 7th. Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman disseminated a tweet yesterday, predicting that Apple would use the account to live tweet the event in San Francisco scheduled for that date. Besides the new iPhone models, we could see the second-generation Apple Watch.

Apple will no doubt use the Twitter account to help promote its devices. Right now, Twitter recommends that those who follow @Apple also follow @iTunes, @iBooks and @iTunesMovies. Other suggestions include Apple marketing chief  Phil Shiller (@pschiller) and co-founder Steve Wozniak (@stevewoz).

While @Apple was just activated yesterday, earlier this year Apple opened a Twitter account for Apple Support (@AppleSupport) and Apple News (@AppleNews). The latter is where you'll find news stories that are about to be posted on the iOS app.

If you have a Twitter account and want to start following @Apple, click on the sourcelink.

source: @Apple via BusinessInsider

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10 Comments

1. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

And this is newsworthy???

2. androidrocks

Posts: 63; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Well, anything with the word "Apple" in it is newsworthy for PA

4. Unordinary unregistered

Apparently. You clicked on it.

3. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I know it's a click bait article, but I still click on it-.-

5. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

How are they "activating" their account when you just said it's been "registered five years ago"?

6. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

because its a bad news for apple..

9. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

Dude, iphone 7 is coming soon, of course they cannot trashtalk apple at this moment

7. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 926; Member since: May 07, 2014

After years on a hellish Island, Apple has returned to twitter to troll.

10. Elfmonster unregistered

Desperate times, desperate measures

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