Steve Jobs Honored in Russia With Giant Memorial iPhone Sculpture

Posted in Apple, Apple News on 15/01/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


Adding to the many impressive monuments build in honor and memory of Steve Jobs, a massive new iPhone statue has been unveiled in St. Petersburg, Russia to pay tribute to the well-loved Apple co-founder. The tribute was designed by local native Gleb Tarasov, and plays back a slideshow with photos and video from Jobs’ life (via RIA Novosti, TUAW.

Jobs iPhone Statue 1

The monument is on display in the courtyard of the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, and is the result of a competition between 200 entrants held last year by the Progress IT Fund to select a designer to create the tribute.

Monument to Steve Jobs opens in St. Petersburg, Russia

The back of the monument features a giant QR code, which takes viewers to a Steve Jobs memorial website when scanned.


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.