“Editorials in The Washington Post and The New York Times today about Donald Trump’s black-on-white-homicide Tweet got me wondering whether he’d ever tweeted about Apple,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt writes for Fortune. “Turns out he had.”
“Two years before he announced he was running for president, Trump released a small tweetstorm about the iPhone,” P.E.D. reports. “It actually began on Facebook, in April 29, 2013, when he shared with his friends and followers that he was long Apple.”
I have a lot of @Apple stock—and I miss Steve Jobs. 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. I like the larger screen. — Donald Trump, April 29, 2013
P.E.D. reports, “He picked up the theme on Twitter, the platform he would later adopt as his favorite way to speak directly to, and get feedback from, the American voter.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 29, 2013
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MacDailyNews Note: With the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the flagship 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, Apple belatedly released larger sized iPhones on September 19, 2014 (and all-time sales records ensued).
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