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Trump ditches Android, to get high secure iPhone

Trump ditches Android, to get high secure iPhone
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As Donald Trump stepped into a high-security ring after he took the oath to become the 45th US President, one of the things he was forced to do was to...

New York: As Donald Trump stepped into a high-security ring after he took the oath to become the 45th US President, one of the things he was forced to do was to ditch his Android smartphone for a "potentially modified iPhone".

According to a report in the New York Times, Trump traded in his Android phone for a secure, encrypted device approved by the US Secret Service with a new number that few people possess. The new device is reportedly to safeguard the US President from potential threats posed by hackers gaining access.

According to a report in Appleinsider, Trump may follow in the steps of his predecessor Barack Obama who was the first US president to carry a cellphone -- initially starting with a modified BlackBerry and later migrating to an iPhone.

Last year, Obama said the device given by Secret Service to the President came stripped of all features. "It does not take pictures, you cannot text, the phone does not work … you cannot play your music on it," Obama said.

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