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

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.

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                                                                        



1. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

LLLOOOOLLLL.. ipad = printing paper.

13. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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

2. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

A 2013 win for paper.

3. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Funny =D

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered


21. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

He should confess -- iStupid :)

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hahaha.. ipaper weight

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

7. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Dude just loves paper, that's all.

8. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

9. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I honestly can't even. Just the way he holds the paper makes me laugh.

10. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

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

11. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

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

12. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

14. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

15. AKumar47

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

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

19. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

very poor joke, no wonder you have no friends

16. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 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!

17. marekzy

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

There is iPad 5

18. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

20. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Sounds more like an advertisement.

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