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Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone Calls

Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone Calls

Jeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”

After discovering that it was in fact his Apple Watch making noise, Bush candidly replies, “I’ll call you back.” The candidate admits in the video he’s noticed his Apple Watch ringing, but hasn’t ever taken a call through the device. “That’s the coolest thing in the world,” he adds with a smile.

The discovery is a charming instance of Bush’s bright-eyed relationship with technology. It also happens to bolster his criticism of the product — last month Bush told Business Insider the Apple Watch was “not as intuitive as other Apple products.”

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