President Trump's iPhone has no Safari browser, but it does have Twitter

President Trump's iPhone has no Safari browser, but it does have Twitter
Back in February, President Trump could still be seen chatting from his old Android phone during a North Korea crisis meeting at his "winter White House" Mar-a-Lago estate, and that phone may still have been the Galaxy S3 with a thick case that he has been known to use, and apparently kept after the inauguration. A group of senators then penned a letter to the US Secretary of Defense, claiming that Mr Trump's "old, unsecured Android phone" opens him to potential hacking.

The thing is, President Trump's secured device, apparently an iPhone, has pretty limited functionality, as all presidential phones do, and we all know how trying to deprive him of Twitter would end. Trump's iPhone now doesn't even have the Safari browser on it, reports the New York Times, but it does have only one app - Twitter. The White House staff is reportedly trying to keep him occupied with meetings and a heavy agenda, so as not to leave him time to watch cable news that often make him tweet out raw and unfiltered comments that are a source of endless discussion in the media. 

His former adviser Steve Bannon even used to just deliver paper printouts from articles, since Mr Trump doesn't use a laptop and there's no Safari on his iPhone. Long story short, this presidency is unlike any other in recent memory, hence the secured presidential iPhone ended up running Twitter. The rest of its functions are remotely configured with Apple's Mobile Device Management software by Secret Service staff, but his Twitter app is obviously off limits.

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157 Comments

1. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Thanks for letting us know Daniel. Great article.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I'm sure that's because his aides are afraid that he might accidentally download a virus or a malware while trying to download some... You know... Dirty stuff! I just feel too old to say it openly even though I'm "YOUNGER" than Trump! G'Day!

35. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Trump is the best thing that happened to US and the World. MAGA and save the World from that Ultra Liberal poison. And I'm a liberal.

47. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"And I'm a liberal." No liberal worth their salt has to announce they are liberal.

48. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I'm saying that, because it's true, and many real liberals are pissed off , of the brutal disgusting Ultra Liberals that make the Liberal idea looks ugly, adn desroy the World

58. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Donald Trump is a moronic, barely literate common narcissistic egomaniac. He's done nothing but harm this country.

75. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

BS US is in better shape and getting better, and market too. Jobs, unemployment, border security, crime gangs down, power of the law. Even with the Swamp resisting to the blood. Shame on you , to be so easily manipulated.

76. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

It's funny you say that because all of jobs, economy, etc are Obama's policies he set in place at the end of last year lol. I do believe Trump's fiscal year started September 1. SO pretty much everything that's happened this year to do with the economy rising, jobs created, unemployment down, has all been Obama. YET, Trump has been taking credit. Great President... not.

77. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

All thanks to Obama. You can trend employment and the Market back, and they are a straight line well into Obama's presidency. We're still operating under Obama's budget, Trump has not passed a single piece of legislation that would affect either employment, the economy or the stock market. As far as "crime gangs", you have absolutely no statistics to prove that, but again crime trended way down under Obama's presidency. The swamp has not been drained, it's simply been let into the White House. Shame on you for being so intentionally obtuse.

84. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

You may thank to Obama, only about the mess he left. In US and in the World. The market reacted to Trump's agenda. Period. You can deny as much as you want, but the jobs and so, are connected to Trumps agenda. The war against crime gangs is also thanks to Trump.(MS13) The illegal immigration crack down is also thanks to Trump. Fact. The free speech coming back slowly, also thanks to Trump(though Swamp still resist and send black-masked gangs to beat ppl) You guys are delusional. Wake up. Now US have the last and only chance to get rid of the Ultra Liberal plague invented by the Swamp, and spread even outside US.

87. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

iPhonearena... Stop copying me .

109. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes, mess LOL. The longest consecutive string of job growth months ever. Record highs in the stock market. All that coming from a recession that was in place when he was elected. Iggy escalated the wars we were in, and now Trump is getting us into fresh new Wars while reigniting the ones we already got out of. You can live in your denial all you want, but you can't change the fact that Donald Trump will go down in history as the worst president of modern times.

146. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

'Donald Trump will go down in history as the worst president of modern times.' LOL I know who told you that.

151. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Klinton, has American has risen to the world stage as a super power because of NUT Job like you?? Nope. But people like you will definitely be credited to its end. Without science and investment in advance technology, American will fall behind like the middle east and let countries like China and Russia overtake it. In many ways, China is already more advanced than American.

152. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Reality told me that.

111. notfair

Posts: 720; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

you're a moron.

106. lnhrts

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Saying things doesn't make them true. Just thought you should know. Like ice cream is the best thing that happened to the World. See, I realize that is an opinion and not a fact so I generally keep it to myself since it is just that.

2. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

If the NSA disables Safari on US government iPhones, that should worry any iPhone user. They do after all have more knowledge about security exploits than anyone else on this planet.

9. Cat97

Posts: 1861; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Any software has bugs. The only option to increase security is to reduce the attack surface.

3. Derekjeter

Posts: 1466; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

F@ck this piece of s**t racist white pig!

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2563; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

That is a perfect summary.

6. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

You forgot to add narcissistic. :D

7. NoAllegiance unregistered

He is orange. He removed his white privilege.

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Hey, leave white people out of this, Trump is clearly an Oompa Loompa with at orange color skin of his.

15. applesnapple93

Posts: 302; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

4 liberal arts majors with low paying salaries above ^^

16. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

I'm an Engineering Technician that has a pretty decent salary. What do you do?

23. cmdacos

Posts: 4106; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

He doesn't work... Hence the blanket attacks claiming everyone who disagrees with him is a liberal.

39. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

At this point, there's 5th Ave Supporters (those people where Trump could shoot them in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose their support), and everyone else.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

^One high school dropout with no job above.

29. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I'm a Project Manager with a six-figure income, a high school diploma and I agree 100% with Derekjeter's assessment of Trumplethinskin. How 'bout them apples Mr. Snapple?

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