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News anchor mistakes pile of paper for an Apple iPad on air

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News anchor mistakes pile of paper for an Apple iPad on air
We've seen people pay serious money for what they thought was an Apple iPad only to find that what they bought was a mirror or a block of wood or even a number of wrapped up note pads. But those buyers were purchasing a sealed box that they thought would contain an iPad when opened. For BBC news anchor Simon McCoy, everything was out in the open when he reached to grab an Apple iPad that he uses as a prop while reading the news.

Unfortunately for McCoy, what he thought was an Apple iPad was actually a stack of printing paper. We're not sure of the exact moment when the 51 year old veteran broadcaster realized that he was holding paper in his hand instead of his tablet, but McCoy never made a move to put down the paper and pick up the iPad. Luckily for him, the tablet is only a prop and isn't really used in the presentation of the news.

"This morning as Simon McCoy was preparing to introduce this story, instead of picking up his tablet to hold as he went to air, he mistakenly picked up a ream of paper that was sitting next to it. In the rush of live news, he didn't have an opportunity to swap the items, so simply went with it."-BBC statement

Viewers sent out tweets questioning why McCoy was hoilding printing paper instead his tablet. A BBC spokesman made a statement explaining the mistake and all was right with the world again. Well, except for a number of viewers who couldn't understand why the new iOS 7 update wouldn't appear on their own stack of printing paper.



source: YouTube via TheGuardian, Gizmodo                                                                        

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posted on 18 Sep 2013, 20:53 12

1. jeff_1 (Posts: 105; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


LLLOOOOLLLL..
ipad = printing paper.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 23:43 7

13. rms.max (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Now you know who uses i-c***
.Completely different species. :D

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 20:56 4

2. Insignificant (Posts: 190; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


A 2013 win for paper.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 20:56 1

3. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Funny =D

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 20:59 2

4. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3627; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


iPaper

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:06

21. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


He should confess -- iStupid :)

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 21:01 2

5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1944; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Hahaha.. ipaper weight

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 21:03 2

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Apple can patent that...we will not complain.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 21:04 5

7. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Dude just loves paper, that's all.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 21:30 4

8. tedkord (Posts: 4920; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It must have been premium material paper!

I don't know what's funnier - that he mistook a pile of paper for an iPad, or that the iPad is used only as a prop.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 21:34 1

9. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I honestly can't even.

Just the way he holds the paper makes me laugh.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 21:56

10. dsDoan (Posts: 219; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Does he usually use the iPad on air, or does he just hold it during the broadcast?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 22:23 9

11. Jklaz (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


Just like other Apple device owners.. no clue how to use tech

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 23:33 3

12. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


What are you guys talking about? That's the iPad 5!

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 00:18

14. Sniggly (Posts: 7104; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


That's a mighty thick iPad he thought he must have been holding.

This, kiddies, is what happens when you don't have your coffee in the morning.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 00:34

15. AKumar47 (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


paid buy Samsung! haha! that dude is holding his new note3...

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 07:13

19. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


very poor joke, no wonder you have no friends

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 05:08 1

16. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 103; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


"a number of viewers who couldn't understand why the new iOS 7 update wouldn't appear on their own stack of printing paper." EPIC!

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 07:06

17. marekzy (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


There is iPad 5

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 07:10

18. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lmao!!! man he looks stupid as hell holding that paper bro. They wont ever let him live that down.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:06

20. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Sounds more like an advertisement.

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