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Surprise: Trump has already given up his iPhone boycott

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:14PM EST
Donald Trump Forgets iPhone Boycott

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Soon after learning that Apple had the audacity to challenge the FBI in courts over the iPhone that was used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, Donald Trump blasted the iPhone maker and called for an Apple boycott. He did so minutes after tweeting something from an iPhone.

The often-annoying and doughy Republican candidate then said he owns both an iPhone and a Samsung phone and that he would use the Android device until Apple gives into the FBI’s demands.

Three weeks later, the Donald is back at tweeting from an iPhone. Like hundreds of millions of users, he probably just can’t stay away from the handset.

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First noticed by The Verge a few days ago, many tweets from Trump’s Twitter account originated from an iPhone. While it’s not clear whether Trump himself or a person from his staff is using the iPhone to tweet out messages, it’s still amusing to see Trump forget about his boycott so soon after he vowed to stop using Apple products until the company complies with the FBI’s requests.

Maybe Trump’s next boycott should be Twitter. After all, Twitter is breaking Trump’s privacy by telling the world what device he and his campaign use to post messages.

That said, Trump hasn’t mentioned anything about the boycott since first bringing it up, which is strange considering that the Apple vs. FBI fight is being widely covered by the media. But his most recent tweets have been sent from an iPhone:

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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