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Old Jan 10, 2013, 02:18 PM   #1
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Russia Commemorates Steve Jobs with Giant iPhone in St. Petersburg




An enormous iPhone has been unveiled in St. Petersburg, Russia, as a tribute to former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who passed away in October 2011 from pancreatic cancer.

The six-foot-tall sculpture, which resembles a black iPhone 4, was brought to life by designer Gleb Tarasov, according to The Daily Mail. Though the phone is not equipped with a touch screen, it does display a photo and video slideshow of Jobs' life, including important events and well-known speeches.
Located in the courtyard of the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and Optics, the giant iPhone also features a QR code that links to a memorial website.

It is the product of a competition that was held by the Progress IT fund last year, which held a contest to decide who would design the monument. Tarasov, who titled his original proposal "Sunny QR Code," was chosen from more than 200 entrants as the winner, although the final result is a substantial departure from his original submission based around a dynamic QR code readable only in the mid-day sun.

The memorial was officially unveiled yesterday, marking the 12th anniversary of iTunes and the 6th year since the iPhone was originally revealed by Jobs at MacWorld 2007.

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Old Jan 10, 2013, 02:19 PM   #2
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RU should get a grip
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 02:20 PM   #3
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RU should get a grip
A "death" grip?

also, they're gonna be super pissed when the next iPhone is released
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That's pretty cool.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 02:22 PM   #6
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Rumor has it Russian knock-offs of the large iPhone are now hitting the street...
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Rumor has it Russian knock-offs of the large iPhone are now hitting the street...
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 02:22 PM   #8
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I like how it shows a slideshow of him and important events.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 02:26 PM   #9
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I find this tacky (on the website)


Get your personal message from Steve!
Every visitor of the memorial will get a personal message from Steve Jobs. Don’t believe it? Come and see!
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I find this tacky (on the website)


Get your personal message from Steve!
Every visitor of the memorial will get a personal message from Steve Jobs. Don’t believe it? Come and see!
at the end of the visit, we offer free piroshki
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Looks like a (cheap) knock off Apple product.

Was this deliberate or just the perfectly functioning Russian bureaucracy at work?
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 03:10 PM   #12
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 03:31 PM   #14
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This will never stand the test of time like a normal statute or monument.
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A symbol of the absolute core of capitalism. In Russia. A lot has changed in 20 years.
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Funny how countries Jobs probably never visited eulogize him the most.
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certainly doesn't belong to Steve's famous "Invisa" line of iDevices.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 05:39 PM   #18
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Haha, they should have made the screen the normal size - It would look worlds better. With that screen it looks more like a $30 MP3 player than an iPhone.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 07:22 PM   #19
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Just like we celebrate Christopher Columbus for being a murderer we celebrate Jobs for being a SOB arrogant snob.

Maybe a new Holiday in tribute to the late Jobs is next?
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Thank you but that's not an iPhone.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 01:26 PM   #22
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Sure it may not be an exact scale replica but what a great warming gesture from Russia. I say Zdrazdv'itie
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That screen is far too small.
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If only the real iPhone had a screen to bezel ratio like that...
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that's a stupidly undersized screen to put in that


looks like a myphone
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