US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a boycott of Apple products until the tech company agrees to help the US government unlock the mobile phone of one of the killers in the San Bernardino, California, attack.
"Boycott Apple until such time as they give that information," Trump said at a campaign event in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. "It just occurred to me."
Trump made the off-the-cuff comment at a town hall-style event at a country club in Pawleys Island, a day before that state's Republican presidential nominating contest.
Trump's spokeswoman said the real estate mogul does not use an iPhone.
"I use both iPhone & Samsung. If Apple doesn't give info to authorities on the terrorists I'll only be using Samsung until they give info," Trump wrote on Twitter on Friday.
His latest comments came as the US Department of Justice filed a motion seeking to force Apple to comply with a judge's order for the company to unlock the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, portraying the tech company's refusal as a "marketing strategy."