The Apple-watching world lost its shiz yesterday when Obama made his first tweet from his brand-new presidential Twitter account using an iPhone. But don’t get too excited, because the White House has revealed that the phone in question isn’t Obama’s regular handset after all.
Which prompts the question, “Who did it belong to?” Maybe Apple should commission JFK director Oliver Stone to shoot an advert/paranoid conspiracy thriller on the subject of the Obama iPhone.
The source was a White House official who told BuzzFeed News that, while the iPhone the tweet was sent from is registered to the Executive Office of the President, Obama himself is staying true to his ultra-secure government BlackBerry.
In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live back in March, Obama revealed that, “I can’t use phones with recorders in them, so a lot of the newfangled stuff, for security reasons, I don’t get.”
That hasn’t stopped him openly lusting over Apple’s chic handsets, however. Shortly after the iPhone 6 was released, the POTUS was heard admiringly asking about the device following a meeting between the president and Middle Eastern leaders as they discussed the terrorist group ISIS.
And why not? Obama has admitted to being a devoted iPad user who uses the device for hours every night.
Sadly he’ll likely have to wait until he’s out of office before buying the latest iPhone.