Trump is famous for ranting on twitter about things that apparently bother him. On Friday afternoon, the US president fired off a tweet that criticized the technology executive over Apple’s decision in 2017 to ditch the physical home button on the front of new models of the iPhone.
Mr. Trump took to twitter “To Tim: The Button on the iPhone was FAR better than the Swipe!”
According to Business Insider, since the first model in 2007, iPhones made use of a physical home button that took users back to the home screen. But a decade after the original phone came out, the 2017 edition of the iPhone, the iPhone X, became the first version to eschew the button in favor of swipe controls that require users to slide their fingers across the screen in various gestures.
Business Insider reported that It’s not clear what prompted Trump to call out Apple’s 58-year-old chief executive about the change now, more than two years after it was first implemented, and a White House spokesperson did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment. But the reality TV star turned politician has been vocal about smartphone design in the past.
throughout 2013 and 2014, Trump tweeted numerous times about his belief that Apple should introduce an iPhone with a larger screen — something the company ultimately did, starting with the iPhone 6 Plus.