A memorial was unveiled on Wednesday commemorating Apple's co-founder, Steve Jobs at St. Petersburg in Russia. The monument is located at St Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, right in the courtyard. The monument is a giant replica of the latest model black iPhone and is slightly taller than an average person.
The bright screen of the replica makes it look very similar to the original. The screen of the monument displays a photo and also shows a slideshow of the life of Steve Jobs. Also included are some of the famous speeches that Jobs had delivered as CEO of Apple.
The screen seems to be touchscreen facilitating the users to access the different content of the biography themselves. Apparently, the text can be translated to different languages too.
At the back of the giant model, there is a QR code which can be scanned by the people. This will direct them to a site that honors the tech visionary. A competition was held by Progress IT Fund last year to choose the designer of the monument. Over 200 project ideas flooded in and the final choice was the idea by a native of St. Petersburg Gleb Tarasov, called ‘Sunny QR Code'.
Steve Jobs helped transform Apple into the tech giant that the company is today. He revolutionized the average man's perception of laptops, desktops and phones. After a prolonged struggle with cancer, the visionary passed away in October 2011.
Apple products like iPad and iPhone enjoy huge popularity among Russians mostly from the urbanized upper and middle class.