Giant iPhone unveiled in Russia as a memorial for Steve Jobs

Giant iPhone unveiled in Russia as a memorial for Steve Jobs

An interactive memorial based on the design of an iPhone 5 has been setup in St. Petersburg today in order to remember Apple co-founder and technology visionary Steve Jobs.

The black monument, which appears to be a bit larger than the average person, has a bright display on the front that helps the entire structure resemble Apple’s hugely popular smartphone. The screen offers a slideshow, with high-resolution photographs and videos which illustrate various moments in Jobs’ life, including some of his most well-known speeches as Apple CEO.

In the image below, it appears that the memorial also has accompanying text, translated into different languages, that are further used to illustrate and explain the technology entrepreneur’s hugely successful career. The screen itself also looks to be a touchscreen, allowing visitors to select parts of the biography themselves.


RIA Novosti, which picked up on the news, reports that there is also a QR code on the back which visitors can scan with their smartphone in order to visit a specific website commemorating Jobs. This could be the Remembering Steve page available on Apple’s website, which was setup after he passed away in October 2011.

Now that it has been unveiled, anyone can visit the Steve Jobs memorial, located in the courtyard of the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics.

It is understood that the Progress IT Fund held a competition last year in order to choose a designer and corresponding design for the memorial. After reviewing more than 200 submissions, Gleb Tarasov, a St. Petersburg local, was chosen for the monument design that he has called “Sunny QR Code.”

Steve Jobs passed away aged 56, following an incredible career as an American entrepreneur. As the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple, he changed the way we perceive traditional desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices, and oversaw the development of a dizzying number of products including the iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone and iPad.

Image Credit: RIA Novosti

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