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article imageGiant iPhone in St Petersburg is monument to Steve Jobs

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By Anne Sewell
Jan 11, 2013 in Technology
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Saint Petersburg - As a tribute to the late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, the giant iPhone is not only a monument, but also has an interactive touch screen and offers free WiFi to visitors.
Steve Jobs passed away in 2011 after a long battle with cancer, and the 1.9 meter monument to the former Apple CEO is located in the tech capital of Russia, St Petersburg, at the National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics. Rather appropriately, students at this university hold the record for being the only four-time World Champions in programming.
The impressive monument has an interactive touch screen, offers high-resolution photographs and even videos of speeches and quotations by Jobs.
Visitors can access free WiFi via the giant iPhone, and even have their photo taken by the camera installed in the monument, which can then be synchronized with their social media accounts.
And while the Russian winters tend to be freezing cold, there is no problem with this giant device, as it has been designed to survive the cold, even when temperatures drops to minus 30 degrees Celsius.
According to TechBuffalo there is a QR code on the back of the monument, where the Apple logo normally is, which users can scan with a smartphone, which apparently directs to a website that provides more information about the monument and Steve Jobs.
A competition was held last year by the Progress IT Fund, to select a designer for the monument and out of more than 200 ideas, the design of St Petersburg native, Gleb Tarasov was chosen and has been dubbed “Sunny QR code.”
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