Obama has trouble with Apple iPhone

“On the campaign trail, President Obama is constantly talking about the importance of technology, but he met his match in an iPhone Sunday,” Dave Boyer reports for The Washington Times. “The president had stopped at a campaign office in Port St. Lucie, Fla., to thank volunteers. Then, for the cameras, Mr. Obama was supposed to call two campaign workers who were out working on his behalf.”

“But when White House trip director Marvin Nicholson handed the president his personal iPhone, Mr. Obama couldn’t get it to work. A reporter who witnessed the scene said the president looked ‘befuddled,'” Boyer reports. “‘It’s not clear he knows how to dial on an iPhone,’ the reporter wrote in a pool report.”

Boyer reports, “Finally, Mr. Obama said, ‘Oh, I got to dial it in. Hold on, hold on. I can do this. See, I still have a BlackBerry.’ The president then “had a little more trouble dialing,” the pool report said. The president then has more trouble dialing.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

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  1. “President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.” – Clint Eastwood, September 7, 2012

    The truth will eventually come out, once it’s guy and his pal, Billy Zipper have done enough damage for decades.

    At President Clinton’s direction, no fewer than 10 federal agencies issued a chilling ultimatum to banks and mortgage lenders to ease credit for lower-income minorities or face investigations for lending discrimination and suffer the related adverse publicity. They also were threatened with denial of access to the all-important secondary mortgage market and stiff fines, along with other penalties.

    The threat was codified in a 20-page “Policy Statement on Discrimination in Lending” and entered into the Federal Register on April 15, 1994, by the Interagency Task Force on Fair Lending. Clinton set up the little-known body to coordinate an unprecedented crackdown on alleged bank redlining.
    The edict �� completely overlooked by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and the mainstream media — was signed by then-HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, Attorney General Janet Reno, Comptroller of the Currency Eugene Ludwig and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, along with the heads of six other financial regulatory agencies.

    “The agencies will not tolerate lending discrimination in any form,” the document warned financial institutions.
    So this is where it all started.  In 1994.  When the government pressured lenders to qualify the unqualified.  To put people into houses they couldn’t afford.  Or else.

  2. When Obama asked Steve Jobs why Apple manufacturing jobs are not coming back to the US and Steve said those jobs are never coming back. Did Steve show Obama an iPhone, saw that it was too hard for Obama to intuitively figure out how to operate and was it then, when Steve said to Obama, “You’re going to be a one term president!”?

    Obama, in one fell swoop, negated Steve’s life regarding that whole “intersection of technology and humanities” thing! Nice going Barry!

  3. Prejudice is not only about calling people names and expressing biased conclusions about their actions, it’s also about a willingness to believe the worst of someone, no matter how far fetched the story. I firmly believe that about half the vitriol expressed about Obama stems from racial prejudice, both conscious and unconscious. I have my disagreements with Obama’s policies, but my disagreements don’t stem from the idea that “He doesn’t look like a president”, as I have often heard.

    Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on which camp you inhabit politically, Romney’s campaign is rapidly self-destructing. And the wild and ignorant claims and accusations of his supporters about Obama, coupled with their constant, mindless mimicking of right wing radio are contributing to a public perception that Romney and his supporters are a bunch of crackpots without any real understanding of the issues.

    1. What are we going to do with you?!

      So are you saying Blacks are racially prejudice when they called George Bush names and expressing biased conclusions about his actions, that it’s also their willingness to believe the worst of someone, no matter how far fetched the story? After all, Kanye West said Bush doesn’t like Black people. You remember the stories of Bush blowing up the levies in New Orleans to drown the Black people. I’m sure the CBC had lovely things to say about Bush. Remember when Bush was running for office, they had a commercial saying he killed some black guy all over again after a couple of good ole boys chained and dragged a black man to his death!

      Zeke, my friend, I’ve heard the same tripe from people on your side for the past 30 plus years, right wing radio this, blah, blah, blah that. It was right hate talk that shot Gabby Giffords. It was some TEA Party type that placed a bomb in NY’s Time Square, and as always, both proven to be ignorance spewed from YOUR side Zeke!

      Romney’s campaign self-destructing?! News to me. Ask Jimmy Carter if he thinks Reagan was self destruction when Reagan was down in the polls at this same time. Ask Dukakis who had a 17 point lead of GHW Bush if Bush was self destructing. I don’t have a crystal ball to know what’s going to happen in November, but I can say with 100% accuracy, neither do you!

      Finally, I will leave you with this. Which party has the White House at a time when not one, but two uprisings of ‘We the People’ in only three years of first term occurred? And your side called George Bush a divider!

      1. Really? And which side would be mine, in your view? Whichever you choose you’ll be wrong. But you’re exactly right about one thing. The same stupidity is exhibited by the mindless on both sides of the political debate. It’s just that there seems to be more vocal mindlessness on the Republican side at this point, and the paranoid fantasies don’t seem to be limited to the “true believers” who inhabit the political fringes. The Republicans seem to expect us to take these things seriously. My advice would be step out of the echo chamber for a few minutes and actually think about what you are hearing.

        1. You can’t compare someone to another that you do not know.

          You have no idea who the real Sarah Palin is. You were told what to think and you did so like a automation. Your premise is ridiculous because it’s based on a SNL/mainstream media-generated stereotype and that makes your comparison to Ryan all the more ludicrous.

          Ryan is not another “Palin” as you’ve been programmed to think of her, but – as far as taking on the establishment and being young and healthy – he is another Palin. And that’s a very good thing. It’s exactly what this country needs.

          1. How is it that you know anything about what I do or do not know about Sarah Palin? How do you know what my view of Palin is based on? You have no idea and no basis for stating that you do. Ryan may be young and healthy, but the ideas he has expressed publicly will not be popular with mainstream voters, just as the views expressed by Palin were rejected.

  4. I repeat: The least qualified person in any room he enters. Forget not being able to make a call on such a ubiquitous device. He can’t read or count.

    “At a campaign event in Kissimmee, Fla., Obama said if voters re-elect him over GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, he’ll push to see “three proud words” on products around the world: “Made in the USA.””

        1. Face it Dems/Libs/Progs, you elected another joke. The biggest one, yet. And, I thought you’d never be able to top Carter.

          ObamaCare diagnosed in one sentence by Dr. Barbara Bellar:

          We’re going to be gifted with a healthcare plan that we’re forced to purchase and fined if we don’t, which purportedly covers at least 10 million more people without adding a single doctor but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that didn’t read it but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a President who smokes — [laughter] — same sentence! — with funding administered by a Treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, for which we will be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government that has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese — [laughter] — and finally, financed by a country that’s broke.

          So what the blank could possibly go wrong?

  5. Samsung chipset supplies for apple iphone , they know how to trick and screw Apple iphone becomes malfunction by using a code to make them believe that Apple products is not that good so they are trying make people toward to Samsung than Apple !!!, because Samsung is Jealous of Apple and trying to screw the network . thats how the whole things happening , didn’t you research inside iphone .if you had found , you will know what Samsung is trying to mess it up to make people believe that iPhone isn’t working properly !! that how Samsung last laugh at Steve Jobs .Samsung is clever bad bastard company of South Korea,

  6. Stephen, did you run that through Google Translate? It made no real sense to me. I assume you are implying there’s some secret ‘code’ hidden in iPhone chips, you have to be pretty dim to not realise that Apple would spot such shenanigans in a pico.

  7. The first time any living human picks up an iPhone, do they know how to use it? Of course not. You have to play with it first to understand it. End of story.

    Oh, yeah… and I’m going to vote for Obama just because the other guy wear magical Mormon underpants. Romney, as a Mormon also believes that when he dies, he will become the god of a planet in another galaxy. The Book of Mormon is full of the outlandish made up nonsense: Invented in 1830’s by Joseph Smith. Anyone who believes such blatant malarky isn’t fit to lead our country.

    1. By your definition, anyone who is involved in any religion whatsoever is not able to serve as U.S. President. Steve Jobs, who liked to dabble in Buddhism: Unqualified. The same for basically every other U.S. President. The founders would be amused – or appalled – with your “logic.”

      You know nothing. You don’t know anymore than anybody else what happens after death, if anything. Making fun of other peoples’ beliefs makes you seem very sad and stupid.

  8. Obama told author Bob Woodward that he didn’t know Rep. Paul Ryan was going to attend at a major speech he delivered last year on spending and debt, and says in retrospect that it was “a mistake” to dress down Ryan and his budget plans to his face in that setting. …

    “I’ll go ahead and say it – I think that I was not aware when I gave that speech that Jack Ryan was going to be sitting right there,” the president told Woodward according to audio transcripts of their conversations, provided to ABC News.

    “And so I did feel, in retrospect, had I known – we literally didn’t know he was going to be there until – or I didn’t know, until I arrived. I might have modified some of it so that we would leave more negotiations open, because I do think that they felt like we were trying to embarrass him,” Obama continued. “We made a mistake.”

    Bob Woodward, The Price of Politics

    (Jack Ryan is the name of a famous Tom Clancy character, and also the name of the Republican who was slated to run against Obama in his 2004 Senate campaign before he withdrew in the wake of a sex scandal.)

    The problem with Obama’s latest lie is that the White House invited Ryan to the speech. “Chairman Ryan was invited by the White House. Ryan RSVP’d in the affirmative to the White House, and he was given his seating assignment by the White House,” spokesman Conor Sweeney said.

    1. And I’m just absolutely positive that the president personally writes out that invitation list and receives and records the RSVPs, right?

      If he said “Jack Ryan” because he reads Tom Clancy that is a positive recommendation. I don’t think Bush actually read anything but Marvel comics.

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