“US President Barack Obama revealed Monday that he received his iPad directly from Apple founder Steve Jobs ahead of the release of the hot-selling tablet computer,” AFP reports.

“‘I’ve got an iPad,’ Obama said in an interview with ABC News and Yahoo,” AFP reports. “‘Steve Jobs actually gave it to me a little bit early,’ he said. ‘It was cool. I got it directly from him.'”

AFP reports, “Obama has acknowledged owning an iPad previously and has been photographed with what appears to be an iPad 2, the model which went on sale in March.”

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