Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I Found An iPhone In A 346-Year-Old Painting”


 tim-cook-finds-iphone-in-346-year-old-paintingShort Bytes: Here is a funny anecdote shared between Apple CEO and the former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes about the origin of the iPhone. Read the conversation between them to know what exactly happened during their meet and how Apple CEO spotted an iPhone in a 346-year-old painting.

Last Tuesday, Tim Cook, the Apple CEO, was attending a startup fest in Amsterdam. During the event, Tim cook spoke to former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes on various topics such as technology, health, futuristic technologies etc.

Before attending the startup fest, Kroes had taken Cook to the Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Next day, from the last day’s visit, they shared a unique anecdote from their visits.

Here is the conversation between Kroes and Cook:

“Do you happen to know Tim, where and when the iPhone was invented?” Kroes asked Cook on stage.

To this question, Tim Cook came up with a unique reply,

“You know, I thought I knew until last night. Last night Neelie took me over to look at some Rembrandt and in one of the paintings I was so shocked. There was an iPhone in one of the paintings,”

"Man hands a letter to a woman in a hall" by Pieter de Hooch
“Man hands a letter to a woman in a hall” by Pieter de Hooch

To which Kroes showed a picture of the painting from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam but that was little blurry.

“It’s tough to see but I swear it’s there,” Cook said.

The painting, that Cook was referring to, was painted by Pieter de Hooch in 1670. The picture is titled as “Man Hands a Letter to a Woman in a Hall.”

The picture of the letter in the painting seems an iPhone that Cook was referring to.

“I always thought I knew when the iPhone was invented, but now I’m not so sure anymore,” Cook said.

Well, all of us know that iPhone was released by Steve Jobs in 2007. Did you find this funny account shared by Tim Cook interesting? Share your views in the comments below.

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Amar Shekhar

Amar Shekhar

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