Donald Trump Calls for Boycott Until Apple Unlocks iPhone 5c Used in San Bernardino Attacks

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According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Donald Trump has called for a boycott of Apple until it complies with a court order to unlock an iPhone 5c used by shooter Syed Farook in the 2015 San Bernardino attacks.

Trump’s statement is ironic given that his latest tweet on his personal Twitter account was shared from an iPhone (see below). Trump’s comments come just two days after he criticized Apple for opposing a court order to unlock an iPhone as part of an ongoing FBI investigation into the attacks, saying “who do they think they are?”


Apple published an open letter on Wednesday stating that the company will oppose an order from a U.S. federal judge that demands the company create a new version of iOS that circumvents several important security features, allowing access to Farook’s smartphone data to assist the FBI’s investigation.

Today, it was also reported that the court order is being watched carefully by the Canadian government as it could impact encryption practices used in Canadian technology companies.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook said that while the company is “shocked and outraged” by the San Bernardino attacks last December, and presumes “the FBI’s intentions are good,” the company strongly believes that building a “backdoor” for U.S. government or law enforcement would be “too dangerous to create.” In a court document, federal attorneys deny claims that Apple would be creating a “backdoor” for the FBI, and the department demands that the court force Apple to assist the FBI in unlocking Farook’s iPhone.


Trump has shared a follow-up tweet claiming he uses “both iPhone and Samsung,” but he insists that he’ll “only be using Samsung” until Apple complies with a court order in the FBI’s investigation. His latest tweet (see above) came from an Android smartphone.

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  • RickysCV

    Oh, start shaking Tim…you might lose a customer.

  • Bob Zmuda for Trump

    Not just a customer… but a HUUUUGE customer!!! It’s gonna be fantastic and you’re gonna love it!

  • It’s going to be really, really great. Make Apple great again.

  • tramp

    Boycott Trump!!

  • Mike Wort

    Trump is too stupid to understand the technology behind it. Currently Apple cannot unlock this one phone. They could build an iOS version with a backdoor, but once created the “backdoor” will eventually find its way into hands other than Apple & the FBI. In history, any tool ever created can be used for good or bad. How to use the tool Trump is up to the voter.

  • xxxJDxxx

    Good riddance