This is hilarious! Donald Trump took the stage at a rally in South Caroline on Feb. 19 and demanded that America boycott Apple for refusing to create a ‘back door’ for the FBI. However, he later tweeted the same sentiment – from an iPhone. Here’s what happened.
Donald Trump, 69, made the most hilarious Twitter fail on Feb. 19 by calling for people to boycott Apple… from an iPhone! He thinks that Americans need to stop using Apple products until the company agree to help the FBI create a “backdoor” for the iPhone. We have all the details, here.
On Feb. 16, Apple wrote a letter to their customers explaining that they have been assisting the FBI with gathering information on the San Bernardino shooters. However, they explained that there was one thing they were not willing to do: create a “backdoor” allowing the FBI to unlock their phone. They argued that it would undo all the work they’ve done to encrypt phones and put all customers’ privacy at stake.
However, Donald believes Apple should do whatever it takes to help the FBI, so he wanted to put pressure on the company. At a South Carolina rally on Feb. 19, he demanded America stop purchasing their products until they give in. Simultaneously, his account shared a tweet with the same sentiment. The only problem? He send it from Twitter for iPhone!
Donald quickly realized the mistake and took his tweet down, re-uploading from an Android instead. He then clarified that he owns two kinds of devices, and he’s ready to give one up. “I use both iPhone & Samsung. If Apple doesn’t give info to authorities on the terrorists I’ll only be using Samsung until they give info.”
The Donald seems to believe that Apple has the information the FBI needs and that they simply won’t give it up. However, Apple insists that’s not the case. “When the FBI has requested data that’s in our possession, we have provided it,” they said in their letter.
What the FBI has actually asked them to do is create something entirely new. “the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation. In the wrong hands, this software — which does not exist today — would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession.” Sounds dangerous to us! At least Donald’s comments didn’t seem to bother Apple much.
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