Obama has previously acknowledged that he owned an iPad during an appearance at a town hall meeting in Washington DC.
‘I do have an iPad’, Obama said, going on to joke that he also owned a computer.
“I mean, I’m the president of the United States. You think I’ve got to go borrow somebody’s computer? Hey, man, can I borrow your computer? How about you? You’ve got one?”
Obama reportedly uses a MacBook Pro and both his children have MacBooks.
The image released by the White House reflects the move towards its administration becoming more technologically focused, with portable computing devices and social networking continuing to define its methods of public communication
The image above has been cropped to clearly show the iPad 2 (note, it even has a grey Smart Cover!)