As a general rule, when buying a smartphone it is with the intention that it will last a couple of years. While it is true that many tech lovers tend to switch smartphones every now and then, as a general rule by selling their previous device at a good price, there are quite particular users who have other more radical ways of changing smartphones.
Elon Musk is one of them. Co-founder of PayPal or Tesla Motors among others, thanks to Bussines Insider we learned that the famous entrepreneur regularly changes his mobile. The truth is this is not something strange, you will not be the first person to acquire many phones on a regular basis, the funny thing is that it does it in a very particular way.
Instead of selling or even giving away his old phone to an acquaintance or relative, the good old Elon prefers to destroy it not to leave traces of its existence.
Very jealous of his privacy: Elon Musk prefers to destroy his phones from time to time
According to an employee of SpaceX, a company whose founder is Musk, the businessman regularly changes his mobile device for security reasons and to protect his confidential information. Although sometimes these devices are simply erased and saved, the most of the time they are completely destroyed.
Elon Musk doesn't want anything in his private or professional life to fall into the wrong hands - as happened to good old Andy Rubin and the sex scandal that sparked him -. Also, you don't want any kind of information you can work on leaking out, so you prefer to nip in the bud with your old phones and turn them into totally useless devices.
While it may appear that Elon Musk is behaving like a paranoid, the truth is that a person of his importance and with the information he manages cannot behave like any other user. Apparently, for Elon, any protective measures seem small. What we don't know is which phones it has broken so far. Will it be iPhones or Android phones? Cheap or expensive?