'I'm not allowed an iPhone': Obama
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Barack Obama admitted Wednesday he was not allowed to have an iPhone owing to security fears - explaining why he is sometimes seen with a bulky super secure Blackberry.
"I'm not allowed for security reasons to have an iPhone," Mr Obama told a group of young people at the White House for an event promoting his health care law.
He added that his daughters Sasha and Malia spend a lot of time on their iPhones.
Blackberry is renowned for its strong security encryption - one reason why it is still popular in official Washington, even as the device loses market share to other smart phones including those manufactured by Apple.