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Has Donald Trump Dumped Android To Use An iPhone For Twitter Activities?

By Sounak Mukhopadhyay , Mar 21, 2017 05:29 AM EDT
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Donald Trump has dumped his android phone for an iPhone to carry out his Twitter activities, according to speculations. (Photo : CNET/YouTube)

Donald Trump has dumped his android phone for an iPhone to carry out his Twitter activities, according to speculations. This is interesting because he earlier boycotted Apple after the tech giant refused to cooperate with the FBI for an investigation. However, the US president's Twitter activities since March 8 shows that he might have shifted to an Apple device.

President Trump has been tweeting with a Samsung Galaxy S3 since 2012. However, this device hasn't got any software update for the last three years. It is not able to run the most recent version of the Android, which is Nougat. This version, however, is not available for most devices. Marshmallow is the latest Android version for most devices. The other previous versions are Lollipop, KitKat, and Jelly Bean.

The US president has not tweeted from an Android device for two weeks now, The Guardian reported. Every post from Donald Trump's Twitter account has been coming from an iPhone since March 8. It was earlier believed that the president posted personal tweets from his Android smartphone, while the iPhone is used by his assistants. However, everything is coming from an Apple device now.

Trump was an avid user of Apple iPhone until the tech company had a conflict with the FBI over the topic of unlocking an iPhone that belonged to a dead extremist. He called for a boycott of Apple and started using an Android smartphone instead. Since his Samsung Galaxy S3 hasn't had an update for a long time, it is highly vulnerable. Hackers can take complete control of the device and track every activity of the US president.

Before Donald Trump's inauguration, he might have talked with world leaders over his unsecured smartphone, the International Business Times reported. Security experts have been worried about the US president using an unsecured mobile device, which can be easily compromised.

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