Did Apple photoshop the AirPods Pro for Tim Cook's Twitter profile?


"Petty behavior. Zero productivity. All in a day's work." That tag line of The Office (or is it the joy of parenthood, we forgot) can pretty much summarize the Twitterverse these days. The talk of the town on Twitter today, besides Rudy Gulliani's "Ben Laden" misfortune, are Apple's new AirPods Pro but not for what you think.

Instead of discussing the AirPods Pro's rather exciting noise-cancellation and splash-resistance features, or comparing their battery life with the one listed for the chief competitors from Sony, the AirPods Pro are trending because... Twitter.

Remember Tim Cook's profile picture? He is all smiles and happiness but today he is wearing... the AirPods Pro on what seems to be absolutely the same picture, down to the shirt and haircut.


Tilt, brighten, photoshop the new AirPods Pro seems to be the general consensus about the way Apple made Tim Cook wear true wireless buds. Apple's CEO has never been caught wearing them, at least in public, for some reason.

That is why posing with the new buds for a new Twitter profile photo with the same shirt, haircut and smile, seems a bit suspicious, that's all. What do you think, a PS job or a new photo?


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25 Comments

1. JCASS889

Posts: 594; Member since: May 18, 2018

Really says something when the guy who created them won't wear them. Probably because they are garbage and they know it.

3. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

When you're the head of a trillion dollar company, you don't have to come in for the smallest of things. 99.9999999% of the world wouldn't even care and the AirPods Pro will sell like hot cakes and lead the industry, if anything this will market the AirPods Pro even more. But of course 100% of the Android fanboys here will have a wet dream on anything negative posted about Apple haha. Also before the usual decade old "iSheep" return, I don't use anything Apple related. I'm a Xiaomi fanboy, got my Mi 9t Pro, Mi Band and Mi Headset.

12. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1339; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

When you're the head of a trillion dollar company and you have to resort to Photoshop, that's just pathetic. It would be pathetic of any company.

4. Vancetastic

Posts: 1698; Member since: May 17, 2017

Maybe he doesn't wear them during public appearances because it's rude.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You really think the AirPods Pro are garbage? May I please ask why?

7. Vancetastic

Posts: 1698; Member since: May 17, 2017

I like how everyone knows all about these already, even though no one has tried them. They are either the best or worst ever.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly lol. No review, or ownership experience, but they’re garbage. I think they’ll be an improvement over an already good product at least.

11. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

I don't know about the pros but the sound quality on the airpods are trash!

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not to me, not at all. To me, they’re actually very crisp and clear. There’s absolutely nothing about them that’s trash.

13. JCASS889

Posts: 594; Member since: May 18, 2018

Compared to real headphones, full sized cans the sound quality is night and day, the headphones I use have 8 drivers and they sound amazing.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why would you compare them to that type of headphone? Even if the price is similar, AirPods are earbuds, not headphones.

18. JCASS889

Posts: 594; Member since: May 18, 2018

They play sound right? Well I want true full powerful sound not tinny little sub mm drivers. And sub par battery life. I consider myself an audiophile and apple headphones are garbage compared to alot of other headphones that I use for nearly 1/3rd the price, you are paying more for less.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bruh, then simply don’t buy em. And I’m not paying more for less, I’m paying the cost of what I want.

21. JCASS889

Posts: 594; Member since: May 18, 2018

Paying for what you want? So if airpods were $2000 would you still buy them? I mean you want them.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If I wanted them, and I felt they were worth the price, then yes lol. You’re reaching dude.

25. LAgurl

Posts: 116; Member since: Dec 05, 2018

Dam dude stop youw bitching and don’t buy them gosh ur worse than us girls

22. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

I've got a pair of etymotic and Sennheiser earbuds and if you compare them to airpods and take the airpods price into consideration you come to the conclusion that airpods are trash lol

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Any proof of that claim, or just an Apple hater running off at the mouth? I purchased my Pros this morning, and will be headed to pick them up at 1pm. All the reviews I saw so far, are stellar, and I have 14 days to return them if I don’t like them. Oh yeah...lol.

17. Jrod99

Posts: 776; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Flossy and White Shoes will tell you if their garbage.

2. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Not as bad as when Android OEM marketing teams and celebrity sponsors post tweets from an iPhone

9. TBomb

Posts: 1632; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

The OEMs have an outside PR agency that handles it. I would bet that Samsung's Social Media team does not have company issues iPhone's for posting to Twitter. However, I bet Edelman (Samsung's mobile business PR agency) has loads of iPhones within their company that the employees are using for work purposes. Not saying it's not an "issue" but very different than a personal account.

5. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What a scandal!

8. MsPooks

Posts: 206; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

If the Twittersphere is alarmed, I'm not.

14. Vogue1985

Posts: 488; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Oh not surprised,most of the newer innovation apple has released like the earpods and watch's were commissioned under Steve Job. Tim Cook hasn't brought anything that has truly original, just copy paste and speed millions marketing,but if the core users are happy why change lol. He couldn't just put them on or caught using them lol,picture worth a 1000 words.

19. shonasof

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 18, 2019

it's the same photo. Every bit of hair is in the exact same place. But in any case, why is this even a thing?

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