Here’s Why Obama Doesn’t Have an iPhone
President Barack Obama revealed why he doesn’t own one of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhones while promoting his healthcare bill at a recent event. “I’m not allowed for security reasons to have an iPhone,” said Obama, according to The Verge. Obama made the revelation while he was illustrating the low cost of health insurance through Obamacare.
“Most young people without insurance can now get covered for under a $100 a month,” stated Obama at a youth meeting. “My suspicion is that for a lot of you, between your cable bill and your phone bill, you’re spending more than $100 a month. The idea that you wouldn’t want to make sure you’ve got the health security and financial security that comes with health insurance for less than that price, you guys are smarter than that. Most young people are as well,” he added.
Although the Commander-in-Chief is not allowed to use Apple’s iPhone, he is a long time BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) user. However, the President had to fight to win the privilege to use that device. “I’m still clinging to my BlackBerry,” noted Obama in a 2009 interview on CNBC. “I’m hoping to see if there’s some way that we can arrange for me to continue to have access to a BlackBerry.”