In 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed to have seen an iPhone in a 350-year-old painting by Dutch Golden Age painter Pieter de Hooch. The painting, titled “Young Woman with a Letter and a Messenger in an Interior,” was created in 1670. In the painting, a man is seen handing a letter to a woman. Cook claimed that the man was holding an iPhone, but upon closer inspection, it is clear that the object in the man’s hand is actually an envelope.
The painting has since become a source of amusement for many people, who have taken to social media to poke fun at Cook’s mistake. Some have even created memes and photoshopped images of the painting to make it look like the man is actually holding an iPhone.
While Cook’s mistake is certainly amusing, it is also a reminder that even the most intelligent people can make mistakes. It is also a reminder that we should not always believe everything we see, especially when it comes to images that have been shared on social media.
What do you think? Did Tim Cook really see an iPhone in the painting, or was he just mistaken? Let me know in the comments below!
Here are some additional details about the painting and the incident:
- The painting is currently on display at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
- Cook saw the painting while he was visiting the museum in 2016.
- Cook’s mistake was first reported by the Daily Mail.
- The painting has since been the subject of much discussion and debate online.