15 January 2013

Six Foot Tall iPhone in Petersburg, Russia

For those that adore the iPhone, iMac, iPod and other Apple innovations that have contributed to the betterment of all people and that make life simpler in many ways, here is an interesting tidbit:


Apple founder Steve Jobs continues to make an impact following his death in October, 2011 from pancreatic cancer -- even all the way in the former Soviet streets of St. Petersburg, Russia.

MacRumors is reporting that Russian designer Gleb Tarasov has created a six-foot-tall sculpture of an iPhone 4 in St. Petersburg to commemorate the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. While the iPhone doesn't have a functional touchscreen, it does display photos and videos from Steve Jobs' life in a running slideshow, complete with key events and speeches from the former CEO's life.

The tribute was unveiled Wednesday to mark the 12th anniversary of iTunes, which also happened to fall on the sixth anniversary of Jobs debuting the original iPhone at the Macworld Expo in 2007. Should you plan to visit Russia in the future, the iPhone is located inside the courtyard of the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, and the commemoration also features a scannable QR code that links to the university's memorial website.

About Apple in the Education and Innovation:

iPad inspires creativity and hands-on learning with features you won’t find in any other educational tool — on a device that students really want to use. Powerful apps from the App Store like iTunes U and iBooks let students engage with content in interactive ways, find information in an instant, and access an entire library wherever they go. And now with iPad mini, even more students can get their hands on iPad.

A new kind of textbook. For a new kind of student.

Large Multi-Touch DisplayStudents will now experience the most amazing textbooks they’ve ever read. They can flip through a book by sliding their finger along thumbnail images of the pages. If they don’t know the definition of a word, one tap takes them to a glossary or dictionary. No longer limited to a single picture to illustrate the text, now students can flick through a gorgeous photo gallery or dive into an image with interactive captions. They can use a finger to rotate a 3D object to show a human brain from every angle, or have the answer spring to life in an interactive chapter review.

Teach your entire class with iPad. With video mirroring, you can share your content with a classroom of students.

Easily show web pages, lessons, photos, videos, and more on the big screen. Connect your iPad to an HDTV or display with a video output cable (sold separately) or use AirPlay to stream wirelessly to any HDTV via Apple TV.5

iPad for all.

soundAMP screenshotiPad comes with a screen reader, support for playback of closed-captioned content, and other innovative universal access features — right out of the box. There’s no additional software to buy or install. These features make iPad easier to use for students who have a vision impairment, are deaf or hard of hearing, or have a physical or learning disability. See here for vision and here for hearing and here for physical disability and here for Accessibility Solutions.

All photos and information from Apple.

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