Donald Trump now uses an iPhone


Biggest celebrity of the past year or so, and coincidentally the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump now has ditched his old Android phone that many speculated was the Galaxy S3 or S4, and switched to an iPhone.

White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. broke the news tonight on the new administration's favorite media outlet: Twitter. Mr. Scavino Jr. confirmed that the latest tweets from Mr. Trump that were marked as coming from an iPhone were indeed from the president himself. Trump has been tweeting from his new iPhone in "the past couple of weeks."


Why does this matter and why should you care? Two reasons: first and foremost because chances are that this new device is much more secure than the old phone that Mr. Trump was using (hence, less risk of important classified information to leak out), and secondly, because this confirms that our outspoken president has not delegated his tweeting duties to staff members (as some speculated).


Donald Trump using an iPhone is also a sign that the highest ranking official is warming towards Apple. To put some context to this, it's worth considering that just last year Trump called for a boycott on Apple products while campaigning. In February 2016, he also said that he was using both a Samsung phone and an iPhone, but was considering ditching the iPhone unless Apple gives in to FBI requests to compromise the security of all of its devices by creating backdoor access.

We would not take Trump's decision (forced or personal) to use an iPhone as set in stone, though. The president changes his mind way too often for us to be able to predict, and a Twitter app is available on pretty much any modern smartphone these days.

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66 Comments

2. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

So......are we suppose to care or what?

12. gravityron

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

No, the article specifically stated that Spyro is way too important and should not care.

45. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

The goal is to continue to trash Trump on any possible front. So yeah Spyro got to agree with you waste of time. Thanks god for ads blocker :)

56. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Good for you, bad for me because I can't stand all these ads popping in and out if my iPhone SE.

58. AlikMalix unregistered

Don't be an idiot, install Purify App... You're welcome.

3. Foxgabanna unregistered

I love your avatar. One of the greatest movies ever!

4. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Which iPhone ?

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

The report doesn't say... But I think he must be using a highly customized few year old model, like an iPhone 5 or something... But... It makes one wonder why The POTUS can't use a feature phone instead...? Feature phones, as far as my knowledge goes, are much MUCH harder to hack than a smartphone... And considering the fact that Obama's 'secure' Galaxy S4 lacked any capabilities of surfing the internet & downloading apps etc it was, more or less, a feature phone with a touch screen... Why not give the ol' Trump the new and re-born Nokia 3310...? He'll love snake, I'm sure... And this, in turn, might change his 'Tweeting' habits... Anyone...? Oh well, G'Day!

33. mikehunta727 unregistered

I would hope a iPhone 7/Plus, it would be the most secure and safest model at the moment to use

38. mikehunta727 unregistered

A customized 7/Plus

41. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Have you heard about this phone; called the most secure smartphone in the world? It was unveiled at MWC 2017......so the iPhone 7 isn't, surely, the most secure phone. http://english.alarabiya.net/en/business/technology/2017/03/05/UAE-company-unveils-world-s-most-secure-phone-that-Trump-wants.html Plus there are a couple others, such as the sirin solarin.....with a known-by-me price of US$ 20000. It had top-end security system, with even a special physical button to enable encryption mode, only allowing the most basic phone functions with end-to-end encryption.

61. mikehunta727 unregistered

I never said the iPhone was the most secure device lol. I simply said that using the latest iPhone model would be the best for security if he is going to use a customized iPhone. Thats all I said, but for consumers like you and I , iOS is currently still the safest mobile OS for the rest of us "unimportant" folks lol We know our POTUS is hard headed so he sticks with what he wants(was using a S3 for a while)

65. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

He's a pot-bellied jerk.

5. plsnoregforcomments

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Let's see it on the ironic way: Donald hates everything not produced solely in the US. He accused especially Apple for that and offered tax deductions if they move to US. Apple didn't move to US. Donald now uses a phone he doesn't likes. Everything Donald does since the inauguration is a joke or can be seen as such.

9. TheMan68

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

He never said that he hates everything not produced in the US. He said that he wants many of those jobs to come home and he wants trade to be equal (tariffs). Sounds like you have been watching fake news. So sad...

46. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

here come Brainwashed snowflake thats drank too much liberal media propaganda..

6. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Give him a windows phone he will still have his precious twitter.

7. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Why...? Why is he using something that's made in China and is labeled as Apple...? Lets not forget that he's criticized (to say the least) both in the not so distant past... I mean, that ought to hurt his big ego or something...! If I was him (God forbid), I'd be using something made in North America at least... Blackberry comes to mind... Oh well, G'Day!

10. TheMan68

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

He never said that he wouldn't use something made in another country. He did say that he wants many of those jobs to come stateside. He also wants the US to have equal treatment related to trade with countries like China. Stop watching fake news. It will make your ego hurt that much more over the next few years.

11. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Trump is a pile of dump.....just like apple!

13. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

I'd like to get some honest opinions about our President from people outside of the U.S.

15. Jumonji

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 15, 2017

I'm from Calais, France. Three words that I have for your country's current present: No, just no.

20. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

And the percentage of US citizens who know the name of the French President?????

21. lyndon420

Posts: 6897; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

You're from France? That's awesome...how's your immigration policies these days? You happy with how it works there?

32. Jumonji

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 15, 2017

To be honest, I couldn't care less about the immigration policies since I'm moving to Oslo.

19. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

So far his tweets/statements/comments have provided good material for night show hosts...Colbert, Meyers, Conan, Kimmel etc.

23. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Netherlands here, nothing positive to mention, other than the sad comedy acts we see from the WH. Sad, because they eventually impact the whole world, mostly in a negative way, despite what the President and his minions want us to believe, with their "winning" mantra.

37. mikehunta727 unregistered

Getting rid of the Clean power act by Obama just so sone oil/coal tycoons can get richer and the people in the admin, POTUS signaling he wants to back out of Paris Agreement, etc. F'in madness, everything he does

48. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Mike you are right as long as the global warming is truly as some paid scientific say it is. I do beleive we are part of the equation about global warming but i also beleive thats we are only partially accelerating it and we are trying right now to stop something unstopable. Search the web a bit look at both side of the medal.

55. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

If 97 doctors say that you have cancer, are you going to trust the 3 that say you're perfectly healthy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN5wNFlwiag

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