New Delhi: US President Donald Trump has tweeted that he does not like the home button on Apple iPhone after the company replaced it with the swipe option in some of its 2017 models. Upset over Apple Inc’s move, Trump on Friday took to his official Twitter account and said: “To Tim: The Button on the IPhone was FAR better than the Swipe!”
The tweet was addressed to Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook. However, Apple has not directly responded to the tweet so far.
Besides US President, who uses a government-issued iPhone, some other customers also did not like the swipe upward option on the mobile lock screen to return to the home screen, according to Reuters.
In the month of August, President Trump had praised Tim Cook for ‘making a good case’ that tariffs on China will help South Korea-based Samsung (which is Apple’s number-one competitor) gain more as it does not need to pay any tariffs.
Speaking to the media at a New Jersey airport, Trump, as quoted by news agency IANS, had said, “I have a lot of respect for Tim Cook, and Tim was talking to me about tariffs. And one of the things, and he made a good case, is that Samsung is their number-one competitor, and Samsung is not paying tariffs because they’re based in South Korea.”