Steve Jobs Memorialized by iPhone Sculpture in Russia

Late Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs has been memorialized in St. Petersburg, Russia by the installation of large iPhone-like stone sculpture, unveiled Wednesday. As reported by the UK’s Daily Mail, the sculpture’s design was chosen from more than 200 submissions for a memorial to the tech visionary at the National Research University of Information Technologies.

Steve Jobs Russia Memorial

The memorial has a display on its front that shows images and video clips of key moments from Mr. Jobs’s life, along with written descriptions of those moments in several languages. On the rear is a QR code which, when scanned with a smartphone, takes visitors to a website with more information.

Russia Steve Jobs Memorial

While the sculpture is a kind gesture to the legacy of one of the most influential figures of the modern era, it is a bit unfortunate that it resembles a cheap knockoff of an iPhone, rather than an authentic product, although intellectual property rights may have been responsible for its oddly proportioned design.

Russia Steve Jobs Memorial

Mr. Jobs died October 5, 2011 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer and its complications. He was 56.

Images in this article via The Daily Mail.

[via MacRumors]