President Obama says that he can't own an Apple iPhone "for security reasons"

President Obama says that he can't own an Apple iPhone
When President Barack Obama first became President of the U.S., he was always seen with a BlackBerry in his hand. And even though he lobbied for a cooler phone in the Oval Office, the President received a BlackBerry 8830 World Edition with a special app installed called SecureVoice. Ironically, the app gave the Commander-in-Chief access to top secret info from the NSA. The president did say that his daughters are both iPhone users.

On Wednesday, the president was talking with youngsters at the White House Youth Summit on the Affordable Care Act. During his talk, the president noted that he is not allowed to own an Apple iPhone "for security reasons". The president does have an Apple iPad 2 which was given to him by none other than the late Steve Jobs during a Silicon Valley dinner back in 2011. Obama says that only 10 people have his personal email address. The two presidents prior to Obama, George Bush and Bill Clinton, did not use personal email.

While the iPhone does have clearance for Department of Defense employees and some government agencies, this clearance is well below what a presidential phone needs. A BlackBerry model from 2007 is the only handset owned by the president that has been certified to be used by him.

source: Reuters

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67 Comments

1. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Obama with no iPhone? Apple just became uncool.

2. Sauce unregistered

Why did you change your original comment lol?

5. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Didn't feel like causing a fight with anyone.

22. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

The only logical choice is a Lumia.

23. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Yes, NSA built in.

25. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

iPhones and Androids are too popular, so some hacker might steal Obamas data. And he doesn't want to get Microd*cked so only choice is BB, which is very basic but secure.

35. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

not BB.. Windows Phone buddy..

46. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

rimshot*

52. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I don't know if you heard, but MS just took measures for WP to be the most private OS on the market.. You'll see.. Instant hater...

61. bparkerson unregistered

We all have NSA built in...whether you like it or not!

24. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Hahahahahahaha.... Man, that level of fanboyism !!

26. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

When Samsungs first iPhone ad came out, neverending war started, and it escalated pretty damn quickly.

51. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Then what do you suggest❔

37. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

And maybe Jolla phone?

40. taikucing unregistered

Sorry M$ salesboy, blackberry is the choice for security. You fail. Go home.

50. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Naw,, he probably needs something more future proof.................

41. utg001 unregistered

Not right now, in future definitely. I think MS might make him a custom model if this news picks up some fire.

42. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

fanboy level over 9000000

49. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That's right❕.. Love WP.. What do you like❔

57. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

i love nothing more than nokia. but your fanboism is startin to pi** me off. i remember i loved barca until i had enough of their fans trollin everywhere

62. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I'm sorry.. Can I help you❔

67. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

yes mr question mark. please dont make me despise my favourite brand. will you ?!

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1467; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Obama was always uncool.

7. Manti

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

In your feeble little mind. He sure was damned 'cool' enough to have been resoundingly elected President of the United States... TWICE!

11. Derekjeter

Posts: 1467; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

You really think he has done any good. I didn't vote for him but i didn't vote for Romney either. I knew he was going to win. But at least Romney had better plans to reduce debt and help small business and get rid of the UNIONS here in California. I don't want to start a fight but lets be honest the cool thing about this guy is his skin color. If he was white he would have lost.

33. elandrumiii

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 20, 2010

He cant do anything when congress blocks and has blocked everything he tries to do. California unions? Dont worry Texas alone has gotten 300,000 plus of your residents/evacuees so you wont have unions at that rate. Romney had better plans. Sounded like the same old stuff gett rid of everything so business can keep on bending us over with no lube. If people have no jobs they dont spend business gets no money. Guess thats to obvious to be understood.

34. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

those evil businesses are the ones who provide the jobs dont forget... why dont we have all of big business shut down and we will see how well that turns out there are plenty of jobs... just there are not enough people qualified to take them, and on the other end of the spectrum there are plenty of jobs but people think they are entitled to sit on their couch and get the obamaphones and handouts in the mail romney, obama, whoever, punishing business is not the answer

54. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I have to disagree. If Obama were white, he'd have won a landslide. I work in a union job, where most folks vote Democrat, and all I heard during the first election was that they were voting for McCain because, "you don't want one of them in the White House." Don't get me wrong, I heard the same thing from folks who identified themselves as Republicans. I also never voted for Obama, but I didn't vote McCain or Romney either. On principle, I always vote for the Libertarian candidate.

29. DWillyEfect

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

He is the product of black nationalism and white guilt.

32. elandrumiii

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 20, 2010

Black nationalism? How about the Hispanic and female vote.

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