iRIP: Yes, you can have a giant iPhone tombstone

iRIP: Yes, you can have a giant iPhone tombstone

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Photo: Pavel Kayuk

You may identify as an Apple fan in life, but is that really the way you’d like to be best-remembered in death?

If so, a company called Autograph, founded by Serbian artist Pavel Kayuk, may be able to help you. It has created a tombstone in the shape of an iPhone, referred to (of course) as the iTombstone — forever marking you out as coolest character in the graveyard. Or something like that.

Are you sure they're really dead? A hard reset may fix it.
Are you sure they’re really dead? A hard reset may fix it.
Photo: Pavel Kalyuk

Despite being created only to “attract attention,” the tombstones — which are constructed out of Ukranian basalt and carved using laser engravers — have turned out to be quite popular. They currently retail at $1,000.

Of course, they do prompt questions — such as whether or not your family would be willing to upgrade the tombstone every one-to-two years to make sure you had the latest model? I don’t know about you, but being buried beneath a giant iPhone 4s says something very different to an iPhone 6s Plus.

Then again, that may turn out to be the least of your worries. Pavel Kayuk says that, inspired by the popularity of the iPhone tombstone, he’s also planning to build one modeled on a Samsung handset.

If you haven’t already, it’s probably worth discussing the differences between the two with your next of kin, lest you suffer the horror of an afterlife buried under a giant Galaxy S6.

Wouldn't this work better if it said where you were actually born?
Wouldn’t this work better if it said where you were actually born?

Source: Siberian Times

Via: Mashable