President Donald Trump is fond of using his personal Twitter account both to push his policy goals and to settle scores with rivals.
For years, Trump tweeted from an Android device, according to his tweets and reports.
- AP Photo/Matt Rourke
But now, according to Dan Scavino, the White House director of social media, Trump has switched to an iPhone.
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) March 29, 2017
The New York Times previously reported that Trump was using an old, unsecured Android device, and photographic evidence suggested it was a Samsung Galaxy S3.
But that raised concerns that Trump’s older phone might be vulnerable to hacking. While Apple’s iPhones aren’t as secure as locked-down devices the government might want him to use, they are more secure than an aging Android device that hasn’t received security updates in years.
Pundits used to divine whether Trump or his staff tweeted something from Trump’s @realDonaldTrump account based on the kind of phone that sent the tweet.
Trump has spoken with Apple CEO Tim Cook at least twice, and Cook is reportedly going to advise the White House Office of American Innovation, a new committee run by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
The last tweet sent with an Android phone from the @realDonaldTrump account was Saturday. On Wednesday morning, Trump was using Twitter for iPhone.