Art Technology

The first iPhone


Well, not really.

While in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, Tim Cook (CEO of Apple) spotted what looked to him like an iPhone in a 350 year old painting.

“You know, I thought I knew until last night [where and when the iPhone was invented]. 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 jokingly explained.

As the title of the painting “Man Handing a Letter to a Woman in the Entrance Hall of a House” suggests the item is actually a letter, and that the artist, Pieter de Hooch saved his imagination for the painting rather than the titling.

Looking at the painting as a whole, of far greater concern should be the creepy kid looking in through the door.