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Donald Trump’s Apple boycott lasted three weeks (if that)

Donald Trump is back to tweeting about his unique brand of politics from his iPhone, just three weeks after inciting a boycott of the world’s richest company.

Back in February, the controversial US Presidential candidate announced he’d be ditching his iPhone until Apple gave up the requested info to the FBI.

At the time he said he was done with Tim Cook’s tech ”until such time as Apple gives cellphone info to authorities regarding radical Islamic terrorist couple from Cal.”

He’d added on Twitter: ”If Apple doesn’t give info to authorities on the terrorists I’ll only be using Samsung until they give info.”

Last weekend data appeared to show the Trumpster had been tweeting on his iPhone throughout the self-imposed boycott. Now the permanently windswept Republican Party frontrunner seems to be officially back in bed with his iPhone.

The Verge noted a series of tweets posted to his official account over the last last 24 hours, as noted by The Verge, all from the iPhone.

As you’ve probably read this week, Apple definitely hasn’t ceded to the FBI over the disputed iPhone belonging to the San Bernardino shooter. So, it appears The Donald has blinked first.

On March 21, Apple is believed to be launching a new 4-inch iPhone SE model, perfect for Trump’s tiny hands, so perhaps he’s just re-familiarising himself with iOS in time for the launch?

See also: Why we need an IPhone SE

The unfulfilled boycott threat is not the first time he has aimed his scorn at the Silicon Valley giant either. Last year, he promised to make Apple “build their damn computers” in America.


In December an online petition to ban him from the UK is the most signed since parliament vowed to debate any petition that gained over 100,000 signatures.

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