“When Trump wishes the Olympic team good luck, he’s tweeting from his iPhone. When he’s insulting a rival, he’s usually tweeting from an Android,” David Robinson writes for Variance Explained. “Is this an artifact showing which tweets are Trump’s own and which are by some handler?”

“Others have explored Trump’s timeline and noticed this tends to hold up- and Trump himself does indeed tweet from a Samsung Galaxy. But how could we examine it quantitatively?” Robinson writes. “I’ve been writing about text mining and sentiment analysis recently, particularly during my development of the tidytext R package with Julia Silge, and this is a great opportunity to apply it again.”

“My analysis, shown below, concludes that the Android and iPhone tweets are clearly from different people, posting during different times of day and using hashtags, links, and retweets in distinct ways,” Robinson writes. “What’s more, we can see that the Android tweets are angrier and more negative, while the iPhone tweets tend to be benign announcements and pictures. Overall I’d agree with @tvaziri’s analysis [below]: this lets us tell the difference between the campaign’s tweets (iPhone) and Trump’s own (Android).”

Read more and see tons of data analysis in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take:

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The extensive data analysis is interesting, but unnecessary. It’s simple: iPhone users are nicer people. Anyone who’d reward thieves by buying and using an iPhone knockoff obviously doesn’t really care about protecting American intellectual property or law and order, now, do they? Not to mention not caring about their own privacy or data security.

On Monday, in a speech to the Detroit Economic Club, Trump proposed stronger protections for American intellectual property. If he owns and uses a Samsung Android phone instead of an Apple iPhone, he’s a hypocrite.

If he’s using a Samsung phone because he’s boycotting Apple due to the fact that he shortsightedly thinks the company should have broken iPhone encryption for the FBI in the San Bernadino terrorist case, he chose the wrong platform. Get a Windows Phone (while they’re still available), Mr. Trump. Stop supporting patent-infringing thieves.

Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement

Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

Google Android before and after Apple iPhone

And, here’s what cellphones looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

cellphones before and after Apple iPhone

People who buy Android phones and tablets reward thieves.

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Beleaguered Samsung to attempt to knock off Apple iPhone’s Live Photos – January 14, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung to attempt to knock off Apple iPhone’s 3D Touch – December 14, 2015
Slavish Apple copier Samsung announces rose gold Galaxy Note 5 – October 15, 2015
Samsung can’t seem to stop mimicking Apple – May 4, 2015
Slavish copier Samsung in talks to launch Apple Pay knockoff – December 16, 2014
Samsung returns to mimicking Apple’s iPhone with chamfered metal-edged Galaxy Alpha – August 13, 2014
Samsung’s plastic, 32-bit Galaxy S5 has serious fingerprint sensor problems – May 6, 2014
Samsung’s new ad for Galaxy Gear stupidwatch slavishly copies Apple’s original 2007 iPhone ad (with video) – October 7, 2013
Samsung announces plastic Galaxy S4 ‘Gold Edition’ phone – September 25, 2013
Samsung slavishly copies Apple’s iPad mini with Galaxy Tab 3 (with photo) – July 23, 2013
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Now Samsung copies Apple product rumors, said to be working on wristwatch device – March 19, 2013
Samsung’s new ‘Wallet’ bears striking resemblance to Apple’s Passbook – February 27, 2013
Korea JoongAng Daily: Samsung must stop slavishly copying Apple – September 3, 2012
South Korea reassesses its great imitator, Samsung – September 2, 2012
Is Samsung copying Apple’s patented earphones? It sure looks like it – September 8, 2012
Samsung mimics Apple product videos in Galaxy S III promo (with video) – August 24, 2012
Now slavish copycat Samsung attempts to knockoff Apple’s retail stores (with video) – August 23, 2012
Samsung: Shameless slavish copiers – August 13, 2012
Now Samsung slavishly copies Apple’s Mac mini – June 1, 2012
Samsung Mobile chief ‘designer’ denies that Samsung’s instinct is to slavishly copy Apple – March 23, 2012
Slavish copier Samsung shamelessly steals Apple’s iPhone 3G design – again – January 3, 2012
Slavish copier Samsung uses girl actress from iPhone 4S ad for Galaxy Tab 8.9 spot (with video) – January 2, 2012
Now Samsung’s slavishly copying Apple’s iPad television ads (with videos) – December 30, 2011
Judge: Can you tell me which is iPad and which is yours? Samsung lawyer: ‘Not at this distance your honor’ – October 14, 2011
Why are Apple’s icons on the wall of Samsung’s store? – September 24, 2011
Apple to Samsung: ‘Blatant copying is wrong’ – April 18, 2011
Apple sues Samsung for attempting to copy look and feel of iPhone, iPad – April 18, 2011
Samsung’s ‘Instinct’ is obviously to make Apple iPhone knockoffs – April 1, 2008