St. Petersburg Unveils Steve Jobs Monument
(ST. PETERSBURG, Russia) — The Russian city of St. Petersburg has unveiled a new monument to Apple founder Steve Jobs shaped like — wait for it…a giant iPhone.
The six-foot-tall memorial can’t make phone calls, but it has a functioning touch screen that is designed to work even when it’s raining or cold outside. It will display videos and photos documenting the legendary innovator’s life.
The new monument stands in front of the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics.
Apple devices are hugely popular in Russia, though they’re far too expensive for the average citizen of the country to buy.
The Siberian city of Novosibirsk is also planning to build a memorial to Jobs. The city is still collecting the funds to complete the project.
Russia is not the only country paying homage to the tech icon. Budapest, Hungary and Odessa, Ukraine already have monuments honoring Jobs.
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