Two Weeks After Apple Boycott Call, Donald Trump Is Still Using iPhone

Just two weeks ago, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had called for people, including himself, for boycott of Apple Inc. products until the tech company agreed to help the U.S. government unlock the iPhone of one of the killers in last year’s San Bernardino, California, shooting.

“Boycott Apple until such time as they give that information,” Trump said at a campaign event in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. “It just occurred to me.”

Now, two weeks later, Mr. Trump has ignored his own boycott. Trump had been tweeting from both Android and Apple devices, but he promised on February 19 to use only his Android-powered Samsung phone until Apple gave the “info to authorities” on the shooter.

Even as he was still speaking, Trump’s campaign posted on his Twitter handle (@real Donald Trump) from an iPhone, with the timestamp labeled “via Twitter for iPhone.”

The most recent 200 tweets the Presidential candidate had sent starting from February 23, four days after his boycott call, until this Friday morning was investigated by Marketing Land. It was discovered that Mr. Trump, or someone tweeting on his behalf had used Twitter’s iPhone app to send more than half of those tweets.


Donald Trump still using iPhone despite calling for a ban two weeks back

Marketing Land analysed those 200 tweets, of which 101 were sent using Twitter’s iPhone app, 98 using the company’s Android app and one using Twitter’s site. Corey Lewandowski, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager, did not reply to a question sent by Marketing Land through Twitter on Friday asking why the candidate is still using iPhone to send tweets.

In contrast, the Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton uses TweetDeck mainly for tweets. As of Friday morning, her most recent 200 tweets, showed that Ms. Clinton had sent 147 through TweetDeck, 52 through Twitter’s site and one through Twitter’s iPhone app.