Donald Trump calls Apple CEO Tim Cook to remove Home button for iPhone

U.S. President Donald Trump has launched a new dispute against Apple CEO Tim Cook on an unusual theme: iPhone design. On Friday afternoon, the US president released a tweet that closed the technology CEO on Apple's decision in 2017 to give up the actual home button on the front of the new iPhone models. Trump wrote: "To Tim: The button on the iPhone was much better than scrolling!"

Since the first model in 2007, iPhones have benefited from the actual Home button that brought users back to the home screen. But a decade after the original phone appeared, the iPhone version of iPhone 2017, became the first version to avoid the button in favor of the pressure controls that require users to slide their fingers across the screen in different gestures.

It's unclear what prompted Trump to summon Apple's 58-year-old CEO about the change now, more than two years after it was first implemented, and a White House spokesman did not immediately respond to a Business Insider request for comment. But the reality TV-turned-star has been outspoken about smartphone design in the past. During 2013 and 2014, Trump tweeted several times that he believed Apple should introduce a larger-screen iPhone - something the company eventually did, starting with the iPhone 6 Plus.

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