Theresa May has finally loosened her grip on a once-proud institution that previously ruled the world, but has fallen to superior powers in recent years.
No, we’re not talking about the British Empire, we’re referring to her tired old BlackBerry smartphone.
Politico reports the PM was the last member of the Number 10 team to cave and relinquish her BlackBerry, with an iPhone taking its place.
It’s not clear which model Mrs. May will be rocking, but we’re hoping she’s gone all in on an iPhone X with Face ID.
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BlackBerry handsets were long the smartphone of choice for politicians given the firm’s reputation for security.
However, the times they have a changed and BlackBerry-branded smartphones are now built under license by the Chinese firm TCL.
Governments around the world have now adopted the iPhone for the same reasons that attracted them to BlackBerry in the first place; security.
Now Mrs May has an Apple smartphone at her disposal, it’s unlikely she’ll be loading it up with the best of the App Store. For security reasons, the iPhone will likely be on lock down with access to the essential apps only.
May will join her pal in the White House, who also uses an iPhone to spew his tweets into the world on a daily basis. Ironically, Trump had a Samsung phone before he was asked to give it up by security advisors.
We don’t expect the Prime Minister reverting to the social network in that manner any time soon.
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