President Barack Obama salutes as he walks to Marine One following a town hall meeting in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, April 6, 2011. Official White House photo by Pete Souza.

It’s a well-publicized fact that President Obama is the most tech-savvy president this country has ever had. He’s been pictured using a Mac during the campaign and signing iPads left and right. Obama dined recently with Steve Jobs and other tech executives and now we learn he owns an iPad 2. This is official and naysayers can head over to The White House channel on Flickr and check out the official photo themselves.

We couldn’t figure out whether he has a gray polyurethane Smart Cover or a beige leather one. Either way, he’s carrying the device with the cover open, which kinda defeats the Smart Cover purpose in the first place, not to mention national security repercussions if someone photographed the contents of his home screen.

As always, it’s very nice and rewarding seeing the most powerful man on the planet using Apple products. He’s eloquent about it, too. In case you haven’t seen him fielding a question from a Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos about whether or not he had an iPad or his own computer, don’t miss out the video below the fold.

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