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Tim Cook's Silly Story About Finding an iPhone in a 1670 Painting Has a Disappointing Ending

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Earl Rizvi
May 25, 2016 10:21
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Tim Cook, famous for locking horns with the FBI, being a terrifying presence in the boardroom and insisting the Apple Watch is actually quite good, had a rare moment of silliness this week, pretending that he found an old Rembrandt painting with an iPhone on it at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and I got all excited about everything the tale would hold.

As European Commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes -- also not to be messed with -- who was with him at the time, told The Next Web, At one point Tim rushes over and tells me Come take a look, I found a painting with an iPhone on it!

So he takes my arm and shows me a Rembrandt with a person seemingly holding an iPhone… Go on, did you snap it?

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Kroes then proceeded to show off a really blurry photo of the painting taken with an iPhone, naturally , which Cook, who s not the greatest photographer himself, admitted was a bit shit, and making the audience lose interest.

It is in fact a Pieter de Hooch, titled Man Handing a Letter to a Woman in the Entrance Hall of a House .

It says so in the title.

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