People are convinced time travel is real after iPhone spotted in 350-year-old painting

Apple’s CEO was left stumped after he spotted what looked like an iPhone in a 350-year-old painting, leading people to believe that time travel is real. As this picture shows a man can be seen holding something similar to what appears to be a smartphone in Pieter de Hooch's 17th century painting. 

The sight of the figure in the right of the artwork holding what looks like a phone left Apple CEO Tim Cook scratching his head. He was left wondering whether he was right about the date of the device's creation, he joked at a press conference. 

‌Mr Cook had been asked by the media about the painting when he admitted he was "not so sure" the company had in fact created the phone.

‌Cook said at the time: "I always thought I knew when the iPhone was invented.

“But now I’m not so sure anymore."

‌He came face-to-face with the portrait while on a trip to Amsterdam, where he found de Hooch's artwork in the Rijksmuseum art gallery.

‌Cook said: "There was an iPhone in one of the paintings.

‌“It's tough to see but I swear it's there."

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Whether or not de Hooch was actually dialling up and placing calls long before the invention of the iPhone, which was first released in 2007, has left conspiracy theorists foaming at the mouth over the possibility of time travel.

‌The name of the painting - Man Handing a Letter to a Woman in the Entrance Hall - would suggest Cook misinterpreted what he saw.

‌It is not the first sighting of modern products in old art, with many doing a double-take on a painting which seemingly featured Nike shoes long before they were invented.‌

The Daily Star previously reported the wild discovery, with an eagle-eyed mum pointing out the rather recognisable logo on the footwear in a 400-year-old painting.

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