Written by Sarah Petit:
There’s no mistaking that President Obama is a Mac. While on the campaign trail in 2008, the Obama campaign relied on Macs heavily, and upon being elected, Obama’s staffers lamented the fact that the White House was littered with old and outdated PCs.
Recently, Obama was asked if he owned an iPad during a town hall meeting held in Washington, to which Obama replied:
I do have an iPad,” Obama replied, joking later about also having his own computer.
“I mean, Jorge, I’m the president of the United States,” Obama said. “You think I’ve got to go borrow somebody’s computer?” said Obama to laughter. “Hey, man, can I borrow your computer? How about you? You’ve got one?”
But for weeks, the question raged: Did Obama have the original iPad or the iPad 2?
Well fret no longer, gentle readers. Not only does Obama have an iPad 2, but he also uses Apple’s Smart Cover as well. The photo above is an official White House photo taken on April 6, 2011 as Obama walks to Marine One following a town hall meeting in Fairless Hills, Pa.
And here’s Obama circa 2008 with his MacBook Pro.