by Jim Lynch

Eric Schmidt comes out of the closet as an iPhone user

May 25, 2016

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt has finally admitted to owning and using archival Apple’s iPhone. What took you so long, Eric?

It never ceases to amaze me when people try to hide certain things from the public that they think would reflect badly on them. Inevitably the truth comes out and the person who was trying to hide such information ends up with egg on his or her face.

One of the most recent examples of this is Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt, who has finally come out of the closet as an iPhone user according to a report on AppleInsider:

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt has owned up to the worst-kept secret in Silicon Valley: that the leader of the Android mothership leans on an arch rival for his day-to-day communications.

Schmidt carries both an iPhone 6s and a Samsung Galaxy S7, he told CNBC during an event in Amsterdam. Asked which one he prefers, Schmidt gave the nod to Samsung.

Perhaps the most surprising admission is not that Schmidt uses an iPhone — he was spotted snapping photos with an iPhone earlier this year — but that his Android device is made by Samsung, rather than Google.

More at AppleInsider

Eric Schmidt’s Samsung phone is a fig leaf

I have to admit that I got a good chuckle out of Eric Schmidt finally admitting that he owns and uses an iPhone. But I got an even bigger laugh off the fact that he claims he actually prefers his Samsung Galaxy S7.

I think that the lady doth protest too much! Seriously, is it just me or does anybody else think that Schmidt’s Samsung Galaxy S7 is just a fig leaf to give him plausible deniability about liking the iPhone better than his Android phone?

Schmidt’s desperate attempt to cling to his Samsung phone remind me of when Bill Clinton claimed he tried pot but didn’t inhale, and when a certain republican senator said he just happened to have a “wide stance” when using a toilet in the men’s room.

Does anybody take such lame attempts at denial seriously at this point?

Eric, it’s okay for you to dump the Galaxy S7 and just carry one phone around with you. You can be out and proud with your iPhone, you don’t have to walk around with two phones to prove your loyalty to your company.

Besides, everybody now knows that you use an iPhone. So trying to pretend otherwise just makes you look more than a little silly, and it makes it difficult for anybody to take you seriously.

Don’t worry about your fellow travelers at Alphabet not liking your choice in phones either. If worse comes to worse, I hear that Apple is hiring. Now might be a good time to touch up your resume and give Tim Cook a call. 

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