Kanye West may need a new iPhone password. The outspoken musician accidentally revealed his password when unlocking his iPhone X on video during a meeting with President Trump, shown to be the incredibly weak combination of 000000.
West revealed the password as part of a stream of consciousness speech to the president, which saw him break off on a tangent to show off a GIF of what West referred to as “the iPlane 1,” a hydrogen-powered concept aircraft that he felt “our President should be flying in.” (Trump: “Can we get rid of Air Force One? No?”)
Kanye just unlocked his iPhone before the TV cameras in the Oval Office. And his password is just 0 repeatedly pic.twitter.com/mOAbhRLr7s— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack)
Despite using an iPhone X or XS — which both support Face ID, therefore negating the need for a typed-in password — West chose to unlock his phone manually. (Whether Face ID failed, was disabled, or is simply not fast enough for West is unclear.) Apple doesn’t recommend that users set such a simple password on its iOS devices. If you attempt to change your password to something like 000000 or 123456, a notification will pop up, suggesting that the combination can be easily guessed and recommending that you choose something else.
West went on to say, “We’re going to have Apple — an American company — work on this plane.” (Note: Air Force One is the official air traffic control call sign for a US Air Force plane carrying the president of the United States. Currently, that role is filled by two Boeing VC-25s, which are converted military versions of the Boeing 747. Boeing is an American company, and the Boeing 747 and other Boeing planes are manufactured in the United States at the Boeing Everett Factory in Everett, Washington.)
West went on to comment that the reason for the iPlane One is to improve the presidential image. “If he don’t look good, we don’t look good.” Therefore Trump “has to be the freshest, the flyest... the flyest planes, the best factories.” It’s unclear whether West will propose a new iFactory, too.
Update October 11th, 4:10pm:Telegraph’s James Titcomb has tracked down the so-called “iPlane 1” — it’s actually a 2012 concept from an industrial designer, as part of a project that imagines what commercial aircraft in 2030. Kanye’s team seems to have added “TRUMP” and “iPlane 1” labels on the bottom for the version shown on Kanye’s phone.
Kanye's hydrogen iPlane photo is a 2012 concept from an industrial designer pic.twitter.com/oVUMgliGqg— James Titcomb (@jamestitcomb)