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Touchy subject: Trump wants iPhone home button back

Touchy subject: Trump wants iPhone home button back
nly one iPhone series with a home button remains on sale at Apple today: The iPhone 8.

San Francisco - US president tweets that 'IPhone was FAR better than the Swipe!'



By Reuters, IANS

Published: Sat 26 Oct 2019, 8:47 PM

Last updated: Sat 26 Oct 2019, 10:49 PM

When Apple removed the home button on some iPhone models starting in 2017, the change upset some of its customers because it forced them to swipe upward, rather than tap a button, to unlock the device or return to its home screen.
It appears that US President Donald Trump, who uses a government-issued iPhone, is among those who do not like the change.
"To Tim: The Button on the IPhone was FAR better than the Swipe!" Trump tweeted.
The tweet appeared to be directed at Apple chief executive Tim Cook, who has dined with Trump at least twice and has discussed trade issues with the president on multiple occasions.
Apple started selling iPhones without home buttons with the introduction of the iPhone X in 2017. The company still sells one model - the iPhone 8 - that retains the home button.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Trump switched from an Android mobile to an iPhone in March 2017, the same year Apple dropped the physical home button from its top models.
After the tweet went viral, some reacted. "To Donald: Actually bringing home the troops is FAR better than your pretending to bring them home," a Twitter user replied on his post.
"To Donald: Obama was FAR better!" another tweet read.
A woman with the username @ChatByCC tweeted from her account: "LOL! It's great to see the most powerful man in the world take a nibble out of the Apple.


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