The picture above called “Man Handing a Letter to a Woman in the Entrance Hall of a House” was painted by Pieter de Hooch in 1670 – but has now been nicknamed “time travel man holding an iPhone”
Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks it may be possible after being convinced someone in a painting from the 1600s is holding the firm’s product that has revolutionised how we communicate.
He said: “I always thought I knew when the iPhone was invented, but now I’m not so sure anymore.”
He explained how he discovered the painting, which described the smartphone as a letter.
Mr Cook said while visiting Amsterdam for the Startup Fest Europe, he visited the Rijksmuseum with a retired Dutch politician called Neelie Kroes, when he spotted the oil painting masterpiece.
He told TNW the “iPhone” in the painting did appear to be one of those made by his firm.
Here are some other time travel pictures that could be real:
Time travel in 1938
This is not the first Apple product to be spotted in an out of place or time – this film from the 1950s clearly shows an Apple