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Tim Cook posts god-awful blurry photo from his iPhone at Superbowl (UPDATE: takes it down!)

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Tim Cook posted this blurry photo from his iPhone right after the Broncos win

Tim Cook posted this blurry photo from his iPhone right after the Broncos win


The iPhone has a great camera, the common knowledge goes: it's fast, reliable and takes good-looking pictures. Apple even has a dedicated page on its website, where it displays 'Shot on iPhone' series of stunning images taken on its latest phones, and some of those images could well end up in an art gallery. "Imagine what you can do with a camera this advanced," Apple proudly proclaims in its camera page for the iPhone.

Yet when it comes to one of the biggest events for the year, the Superbowl, nobody did worse PR for the iPhone camera than Apple chief executive Tim Cook. In the heat of the moment, Cook posted a picture from the playground, where the celebrations over the win of the Denver Broncos over the Carolina Panthers were just starting.

"Try using a Samsung phone for a better pic!"

And the picture is god-awful. It's terribly blurry. It does not look great.

Twitter users were quick to grill Cook over the picture, taking jabs at the iPhone for lacking any kind of optical image stabilization that other phones have and that could have helped it capture a sharp picture in those conditions. The reactions range from "bruh that's the best photo you could take?" to the quite hurtful "try using a Samsung phone for a better pic!"

Update: Tim Cook has now quietly taken down the shameful picture from Twitter! 

This is really interesting for two reasons: first, it admits that Cook himself is not happy with the picture and especially the reaction it has gotten, but also secondly, it is interesting because Cook has decided not to comment on the poor quality of the picture in any way. Luckily, while Cook might have taken the photo down from twitter, it lives up on the web and you can still see it right above and marvel why it was posted in the first place.


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posted on 08 Feb 2016, 02:04 83

1. Sidewinder (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Ha ha that's hilarious..

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 02:52 31

23. shaineql (Posts: 376; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Yep, get OIS.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 11:41 6

114. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


Cook's face on that thumb is like zombie from resident evil 1 that animation when he turns head..
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=resident+evil+1&safe=active&prmd=ivsn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjOj_TDnevKAhWJC5oKHcQvC9EQ_AUIBygB&biw=360&bih=561#imgrc=wNEMJT5nGtbpRM%3A

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 11:49 1

118. Scott93274 (Posts: 5051; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Dude, you're right!!!! lol, nothing to do with the article but still appreciated! Great catch!

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 23:33

173. My1cent (Posts: 370; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Y'all are wrong!!
It's not a blurry picture but the newest feature, 3D image!!! (or virtual reality image?!)

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 08:18 7

48. lyndon420 (Posts: 4565; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Yup lol. Once it's on the web it's out there forever. Looking forward to Cook's explanation.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 10:11

59. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3329; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


.Deleted.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 10:24 16

60. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3329; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Timmy got mad at the guy that made the poster:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cas1LUpWcAA9_p7.png:orig

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 12:41 1

66. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Iphones generally do pretty good, but that lack of OIS really hurt it here.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 11:42 4

115. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10756; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


This has nothign to do with OIS. Its has all to do with the cheap camera on the 6s models.

We already saw in PA's own tests that the iPhone 6S doesnt take better pictures than the previous model.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 15:35 14

73. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I heard he wanted to use the S6, but the RAM management closed the camera app on him shortly before the battery died.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 17:15 2

77. jeroome86 (Posts: 1390; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


LOL. Really he should of thought about that pic before posting.
My 6 plus takes some good pics.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 17:31

78. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Same. Both have taken great photos for me.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 10:05 30

92. marorun (Posts: 3922; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Buthurt much?

I hate samsung deeply. but not a single samsung user told me its camera app closed because of other app opened ;)

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 10:10 26

95. tedkord (Posts: 12313; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Of course not. It's his pattern - see something negative about Apple, try to deflect the negative attention to Samsung or Android. If there's nothing negative to user, make something up.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 20:26

166. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I don't think you understood what I meant.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 10:40 15

103. FrenchGuy (Posts: 118; Member since: 12 Dec 2014)


Mentioning the battery life of the S6 when you speak about the iPhone 6 doesn't make your comment relevant at all... Really.
And please, don't think I'm a hatet. I use both devices. The battery life of the s6 is not great but it's even worse for the 6/6s...

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 10:53 3

107. natypes (Posts: 1099; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Stay salty

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 16:41 2

152. tedkord (Posts: 12313; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Like the Dead Sea.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 20:26

165. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Stay butthurt.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 11:43 3

116. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10756; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


More like, he wanted to take a picture with the S6, but employees from Apple brand, can't be seen in public using better hardware from another brand.

iDiot!

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 20:25

164. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Better hardware? Let's talk when the Note 5 isn't closing everything in the background or TouchWiz lagging more than molasses pouring in 0 degree weather.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 20:30 4

168. cheetah2k (Posts: 1599; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Whaaat? Never had an issue with the S6 or Note5. Stop smokin crack

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 02:10 3

85. JoshN (Posts: 187; Member since: 01 Apr 2015)


Makes the HTC One M9s camera seem AMAZING

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 02:56 12

86. SIGPRO (Posts: 1532; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


I can think of 2 things Apple would say.
1: Blurry pictures this is a new feature patented by Apple.
2: Tim Cook was houlding it wrong.....

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 11:38

112. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


He was pissed

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 13:26 4

138. lyndon420 (Posts: 4565; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


#blurrypicgate ?

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 02:05 5

2. palmguy (Posts: 574; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


Wow. :)

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 02:05 61

3. marchulya (Posts: 47; Member since: 18 Nov 2014)


ahaha - that's epic fail of the year! )))

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 09:34 2

54. Podrick (Posts: 823; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


And some people say iphone has "best" camera.

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