Donald Trump is not happy with anyone. He was up against Pope and now he is eyeing Apple.
While talking to his supporters in South Carolina, he said that the people of America should boycott the Apple products; the company refused to cooperate with the FBI regarding the ruling that was passed to gain access into the iPhone of Syed Farook – the shooter behind San Bernardino.
Trump said: “What I think you ought to do is boycott Apple until such time as they give that security number.”
He also criticized the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook. Trump said: “Tim Cook is looking to do a big number, probably to show how liberal he is, But Apple should give up.”
Well, Trump, who is an iPhone and Samsung user, said that he will give up on his iPhone unless they cooperate with the FBI over the request.
I use both iPhone & Samsung. If Apple doesn't give info to authorities on the terrorists I'll only be using Samsung until they give info.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2016
Trump then tweeted: “Hopefully others will follow suit. Our country needs & should demand security. It is time to get tough & be smart!”
He wrote on his Facebook: “had a lot of Apple stock” but that he “miss[ed] Steve Jobs.”
In the post, he said: “Tim Cook must immediately increase the size of the screen on the iPhone. It should be slightly larger than the Samsung screen- and they better get it right fast because they will lose a lot of business.”
Apple has been facing a lot of criticism after the judge ordered the company to unlock the phone but Cook, the CEO of Apple responded about the issue in an open letter, explaining his stance over challenging the FBI. Tim thinks the government is asking too much from Apple and this issue has caused a lot of buzz in the general public questioning their privacy. Tim wrote:
“They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone. Specifically, the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation. In the wrong hands, this software — which does not exist today — would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession.”