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This article was published on December 5, 2013


President Obama says he isn’t an iPhone user due to ‘security reasons’

President Obama says he isn’t an iPhone user due to ‘security reasons’ Image by: Pool


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Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in touch via Twitter or Google+.

Apple Introduces Two New iPhone Models At Product LaunchWell, well — it’s not that US President Barack Obama hasn’t considered the iPhone, but he isn’t allowed to use Apple’s device because of “security reasons,” Reuters reports.

Obama made the news in 2009 when he fought a fierce battle with Secret Service to keep his trusty BlackBerry with him when he took on the nation’s top role, and so far, he’s been BlackBerry’s most high-profile fan.

It seems like BlackBerry may have been his only choice among consumer handsets after all. It’s not like the iPhone doesn’t hold appeal — after all, Obama’s daughters are Apple fans as seen at the president’s second inauguration.

Apple was first implicated as being complicit with NSA’s PRISM surveillance program earlier this year, but the company denied its involvement, saying that it had never heard of it.

Image via Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, thumbnail image via Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images