We know that President Obama has iPad (and a computer). Tuaw reports the photo proof. A recent bit of photography from the White House’s Flickr account released a fact that most of us probably weren’t aware of–Barack Obama favors the iPad 2 as a computing platform.
President Obama uses iPad 2 with Gray Smart Cover, photo from official White House flickr:
“President Barack Obama salutes as he walks to Marine One following a town hall meeting in Fairless Hills, PA”
A recent press conference saw a journalist asking Obama if he had his own computer, and though at the time his answer wasn’t exactly definitive, the intent was pretty clear–he did have his own computer somewhere. But no one really knew what kind until these photos showed up.
It’s kind of a shock to find that the president is actually using something many of us use every day, but at the same time, it really does make sense. They’re definitely a lot more portable than laptops, even if they don’t necessarily have the performance of laptops. And for someone constantly on the move like a sitting president, well, portability trumps performance.