Donald Trump has just been sworn in as the President of the United States, but he’ll have to use a different phone to tweet about it. The New York Times reports that the new President has been given a new smartphone with “state-of-the-art” security, replacing the Samsung Galaxy phone he has been using until now.
It’s unknown what kind of phone Trump will now be using, but it will be a “secure, encrypted device approved by the Secret Service.” It is likely similar to the iPhone used by President Obama during his last few years in office, which had many of the standard features removed for security reasons.
Trump’s new phone will likely be unable to send texts, take pictures, or play music or videos. It’s unknown whether the President will be able to use his phone to send tweets.
The new phone will also have a new number that is only known to a few people. His previous number was widely known to members of the press, who would often call him for comment on news stories to the exasperation of his staff.