The Maybot gets an upgrade as Theresa May joins the 21st century
The Prime Minister finally bins her Blackberry for a shiny new mobile device
Prime Minister Theresa May has reportedly traded in her Blackberry device for a new iPhone. The move will no doubt spark glee among sketchwriters who dubbed her 'The Maybot' during last year's general election for her cold and clunky campaign events. It's another move towards being seen as 'more normal' after May fistbumped a fan on a walkabout in Salisbury earlier this month.
Blackberrys were among the forerunners of smartphones and featured internet access and a full keyboard on the device. Despite the technology having been superceded years ago Theresa May refused to give hers up, even being pictured after last year's election sporting it in an odd utility belt like carrier. It's claimed she even instructed aides to replace broken keyboard buttons rather than get a new phone.
However she has now given in to modernity and taken delivery of a sleek new iPhone, albeit with severe restrictions as to what apps she can run on it for security reasons. Politico reports that the Matt Hancock app is not approved.
The Prime Minister's phone is inevitably heavily guarded since it contains contact details for world leaders, messages and security details. French president Emmanuel Macron and US leader Donald Trump are known to be iPhone fans.