Samsung pays Apple $1 Billion sending 30 trucks full of 5 cent coins
Thirty trucks filled with 5-cent coins pulled up to the Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. Initially, the security team at Apple, who protects the tech giants facility, told the trucks that they were in the wrong place. But, just minutes later, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, received a phone call from the Samsung CEO explaining how the billion fine was being paid in the form of coins.
The funny part is that the signed document does not specify a single payment method, so Samsung is entitled to send the creators of the iPhone their billion dollars in the way they deem best.
This dirty but genius geek troll play is a new headache to Apple executives as they will need to put in long hours counting all that money, to check if it is all there and to try to deposit it crossing fingers to hope a bank will accept all the coins.
Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung Electronics, told the media that his company is not going to be intimidated by a group of “geeks with style” and that if they want to play dirty, they also know how to do it.
You can use your coins to buy refreshments at the little machine for life or melt the coins to make computers, that’s not my problem, I already paid them and fulfilled the law.
A total of 20 billion coins, delivery hope to finish this week.
Let’s see how Apple will respond to this.
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