Trump is calling for a boycott of Apple until they give in to the government and break open the phone of the San Bernardino terrorists:
POLITICO – Donald Trump is egging on a boycott of Apple until the electronics company helps the government unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino, California, killers.
“I like the idea of a boycott of Apple until such time as they give that information,” the GOP presidential candidate said during a rally in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina, on Friday.
The government has determined that Apple has the ability to install software to help crack the security on an iPhone connected to the December massacre in San Bernardino, but Apple has refused to do so and accused the FBI of trying to install a “backdoor.”
“Apple, they should give up, they should get the security or find other people,” Trump said. “We gotta get to the bottom of it, and you’re not going to without common sense.”
I understand the need to get Apple to comply, but to call for a boycott seems a bit bully-ish to me at this early stage. Apple does need to work this out with the government though. It looks like they are on the losing side of this.