President Obama Reveals Why He Can’t Use an iPhone But His Daughters Can


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President Barack Obama revealed on Wednesday he’s not allowed to use an iPhone for “security reasons”, but uses an iPad, reports Reuters:

At a meeting wit youth on Wednesday to promote his landmark healthcare law, Obama said he is not allowed to have Apple’s smart phone, the iPhone, for “security reasons,” though he still uses Apple’s tablet computer, the iPad.

According to AFP, Obama told a group of youth at the White House “I’m not allowed for security reasons to have an iPhone,” but did say his daughters Sasha and Malia spend copious amounts of time on their iPhones.

The President uses an older BlackBerry which he fought hard to keep when he was inaugurated in 2009. He uses it to communicate with those outside the White House and revealed only ten people know his personal email address.

Yesterday it was reported Canada’s Information Commissioner, Suzanne Legault, suggested in a lengthy report federal government officials should stop using BlackBerry’s proprietary BBM service, due to the fact its encryption prevents messages from being archived for transparency and accountability.

BlackBerry, it looks like you still have one loyal fan remaining in President Obama (that is until he tries BB10).


  • djepsilon

    I wish only 10 people had my real email address… I certainly would be much less busy in a day!

  • Robert

    How is this related to “iPhone in Canada”? Also, you don’t need to report on subjects that have already been well reported by other sources. Stick to the iPhone/apple and how it pertains to Canada and come up with original material.

  • crosseyed_mofo

    or, read the articles that pertain to your interests, the people who run this website are not your employees

  • Bobby

    Do you want some cheese with that whine? lol

    This is a fascinating story that I enjoyed…i think the Canadian coverage here is well balanced.

  • Midnightdoom

    good for BB, honestly it is better OS than iPhone IMO, I have been with iPhone since the start but just switched to Z30 and love it so much more, sure its missing a few of the apps but it can also port android apps so i got them all back