Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying was asked about the story during a press conference on Thursday.
President Trump has even lost his phone on the golf course, according to the New York Times.
China, in turn, has begun using its own businessmen to try to influence people friendly with those Trump talks to, according to the New York Times report, hopes the information will make it to the President. AT&T and Verizon of a deal with Huawei earlier this year to carry its phones and Best Buy stopped selling the company's devices.
Following a report from the New York Times that Russian Federation and China are taking advantage of his penchant for using his private iPhone, China's foreign ministry borrowed one of Trump's favorite words to describe the media.
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China is trolling President Donald Trump's love for the iPhone.
"First The New York Times should know if they publish this type of report it provides another piece of evidence of The New York Times making fake news", she said, using one of Trump's favourite tactics to disparage unflattering articles.
The New York Times slid into third base in the sarcasm game by observing that Hua "ridiculed but did not exactly deny" its report on Trump's smartphones. I like Hard Lines.
Also, Trump uses the second special iPhone with Twitter and social apps, which works only on a secured Wi-Fi router.
Donald Trump termed the NYT report as a "fake story" and said he rarely uses his cellphone.
As the report noted, Trump indicated to the Wall Street Journal this week that he had discretion about information transmitted through his phone.
Many have called the Chinese government's comments just straight-up trolling -and a damn good one.