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Apple CEO Tim Cook sees iPhones everywhere, even in 346-year-old paintings.
On Tuesday, during a Start-up Fest event in Amsterdam, former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes asked Cook where and when the iPhone was invented, CNBC reports.
“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,” Cook explained in jest.
The painting in question was not, for the record, a Rembrandt. It was a Pieter de Hooch piece called “Man Hands a Letter to a Woman in a Hall,” finished in 1670.
And yes, as you can see, that letter does look suspiciously like a cell phone – although personally I think it looks more like the HTC One.