Steve Jobs Gave President Obama an iPad 2 ‘A little bit Early’

Oct 3, 2011 - 10 Comments

President Obama revealed in an interview with ABC News that Steve Jobs himself gave the president an iPad 2, and likely before the public launch. The quote from the video is:

“Steve Jobs actually gave it to me, a little bit early… [Reporter: ‘Oh that’s pretty cool’] …Yeah, it was cool. I got it directly from him.”

Jobs and Obama sat next to each other last February at a dinner of Silicon Valley leaders, so maybe that’s when the iPad 2 was gifted ‘early’. I guess when you’re the POTUS you don’t have to wait in lines like the rest of us.

We know that Obama and the White House team use Macs, but using Apple products is hardly a partisan affair. Former US President George W Bush is also an iPad user, and has said in the past he is “addicted” to the device for reading the Wall Street Journal and playing Scrabble.

I wonder if any of the Presidents (or ex-presidents) has an iPhone 5 right now? Video via 9to5mac

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10 Comments

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  1. dan says:

    Pays to be the prez

  2. Marc says:

    I wonder if he has an iPhone 5 yet.

  3. Ioannis says:

    “Former US President George W Bush is also an iPad user, and has said in the past he is “addicted” to the device for reading the Wall Street Journal and playing Scrabble.”

    You see? iPad is so easy to use, that even retards can use it!

  4. Marty Lake says:

    I like the tech news, is there any news feed for non apple-fan-article like this one ?

  5. Adrian says:

    I could care less about this.

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