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Apple reportedly boycotts GOP convention because of Trump

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Remember when Donald Trump asked people to boycott Apple for refusing to help the FBI unlock the San Bernardino shooting (but then kept using his iPhone anyway)? Well, now it appears Apple is ready to boycott the Republican party’s GOP convention over Trump.

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According to Politico, Apple told Republican leaders that it would not provide funding or other support during the upcoming presidential convention. Apple cited Trump’s controversial comments about women, immigrants and minorities among the reasons.

“We are working with a variety of major tech partners who are focused on being part of the American political process,” a GOP spokeswoman told Politico, without naming any names. Facebook, Google and Microsoft are all supporting the GOP convention in some capacity.

Apple did not comment on the matter, but two sources familiar with the matter said that Apple decided not to donate any of its products or cash. It’s not clear at this time whether Apple will provide support to the Democratic party.

In 2008, Apple offered about $140,000 each in MacBooks and other tech support to the Democratic and Republican events. In 2012, the company lent products to both conventions but did not write any checks, Politico says.

Apple isn’t the only tech giant that’s going to be absent from the GOP convention when it comes to technology and financial support. HP also announced in June that it will not provide any support to the Cleveland convention scheduled for next month.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.