Apple CEO sees iPhone in 346-year-old painting

Posted at 8:08 AM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 14:08:17-04

Apple CEO Tim Cook joked that  a 17th-century painting shows someone holding an iPhone.

Cook made the comment at a conference in Amsterdam, when a former commissioner gave him the perfect setup.

"Do you happen to know, Tim, where and when the iPhone was invented?" Neelie Kroes asked.

"You know, I thought I knew until last night" he said. 

His joking response referenced a painting the pair saw the night before.

"I was so shocked there was an iPhone in one of the paintings," he said.

The art, called "Man Handing a Letter to a Woman,” was painted by Pieter de Hooch in 1670.