Donald Trump takes to Twitter to express his displeasure over the lack of Home button on the iPhone

Tim Cook and Donald Trump
Tim Cook and Donald Trump (Image credit: The Verge | Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images)

What you need to know

  • Donald Trump has called out Tim Cook over the lack of Home button on the iPhone
  • Trump took to Twitter to say that "the button was FAR better than the swipe."
  • The internet reacted exactly as you'd expect.

It seems that Donald Trump has got himself a new iPhone, and he does not like it.

Yesterday Trump took to Twitter to express his strongly held view that "the button" on the iPhone was much better than the current "swipe." "Swipe" presumably is a reference to Face ID and Swipe to Unlock.

Donald Trump is of course no stranger to calling out political opponents, other nations and companies on Twitter, often taking to the platform to discuss immigration, the wall, national security and more.

Despite their previously reported cordial relationship, Trump addressed his tweet directly to the Apple CEO. Whilst he may have referred to the Home button as "The Button" and spelt iPhone with a capital I, the message is clear. What isn't clear is whether Trump has recently got a new iPhone, or if he's only just noticed the feature on a device he's had for sometime.

Users were very quick to respond with their own "To Donald" tweets, almost none of which can be repeated here.

Speculation that Donald Trump may build a Home Button and make Apple pay for it remains unconfirmed.

Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design. Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9