Samsung pays Apple $1 Billion sending 30 trucks full of 5 cent coins

PaperBlog – This morning more than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially, the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place, but minutes later, Tim Cook (Apple CEO) received a call from Samsung CEO explaining that they will pay $1 billion dollars for the fine recently ruled against the South Korean company in this way.

samsung pays apple $1 billion sending 30 trucks full of 5 cents 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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ricki June 13, 2013 at 10:18 pm

true or not sure is nice to see people using math and actually looking up things to prove it wrong..go for it people!!!!!

JackMeOff June 14, 2013 at 3:32 am

facebook comments are beyond stupid.

1. The picture in the article isn’t a picture of the delivery being made, obviously.
Its just a random photo for the story, pulled from the web, like tons of other websites do for stories in which there was no photographer. Obviously a picture of the coin minting process, happening to depict pennies instead of nickels.

2. The said they plan on delivering a billion dollars worth of nickels over the period of 1 week. Learn to read, smartasses. So all that math they did to try to debunk the story was pointless. If they were as good at reading as they were at math they wouldnt be so stupid.

Zenon June 14, 2013 at 6:17 am

to all the math nerds who don’t know how to read between the lines…….even if it is a hoax, it was talking about 30 trucks TODAY………at the end of the story, it clearly said delivery will hopefully finish by the end of the week…………..durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

tddrage June 14, 2013 at 8:36 am

Big freaking deal….. Just last week I paid for 47.52$ worth of beer and cigarettes with unrolled pennies at 2 minutes to closing time as the last 2 checkers were trying to rush the lines through…. And I did it in the express lane while a mother behind me who was only buying a gallon of milk tried to entertain 2 kindergartners on the wrong side of bedtime. And the battery on her Samsung was dead…. Not even Fruit Ninja could save her……

tddrage June 14, 2013 at 8:37 am

They left out the best part of the story!!!! I heard that one of the coins was just chocolate wrapped in foil!

Fasae Adebisi June 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm

This is ridiculously interesting….. $1 billion in nickles…..LOL !!!

Vance Feldman June 14, 2013 at 11:22 pm

A single nickel is .59cm^3
Multiply by a billion and you get 590 Million cubic centimeters.
Convert to M and you get 5,900,000 Cubic Meters
The average dump truck is about 6 cubic meters capacity.
Divide by six and you would need 983,333 Dump Trucks to carry 1B nickels

Renee Franks June 15, 2013 at 3:12 am

I think it’s ridiculous. Wasting more money to make a “point.” Stupid power play which I’m sure will end up costing users in some way. You did something wrong, it was ruled so just pay up like a big kid.

sftommy June 15, 2013 at 5:09 am

20 billions Nickels or 3.6 Billion ounces or 225 Million pounds of metal of copper and nickel. With copper futures where they are…Samsung is still not being very smart about this. As for counting them, “There’s an App for that!”

blah June 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm

When dividing by 100 for converting cubic meters to cubic centimeters you are taking only one dimension and forget about the other two.
590 million cubic centimeters is 590M / (100*100*100) = 590 Cubic meters.

Marzena June 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm

People love to believe in the impossible, in fairy tails, crazy stories, unbelievable, out of this world “somethings” that will make all the other unbelievable, unfair, questionable things happening in their personal lives that much more “possible” and explainable ;) + who wouldn’t want to play a joke on one of the biggest brands in the World. One person on here asked: what motivates to write a spoof like this article? The answer is: using human nature to drive traffic, virility and ranking is powerful and makes money. Simple and not as genius as the story itself.

kostas June 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm

is it bad i reeaaalllly wanted that to be true?

Steve E June 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Clearly bogus. There are only $42m in nickels in circulation.

Johannes from Holland June 17, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Out of curiosity I read the ridiculous message about Samsung sending 30 trucks which obviously is a fabricated story from a dumb individual. What a waste of time and energy. This is’nt the purpose of social media. The amount of sometimes even morr stupid reactions from allover the world is even more flabbergasting. Some persons took the story even as serious ! If this kind of events become part of our daily lives the collapse of our telecom world is nearby . Thank you Apple and Google

Nicholas Lawson June 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Shows you how stupid samsung is … they do not have to count a damned thing … they can just weigh that money. There is no depth to the level of human stupidity sometimes and to boot Samsung just shows how brilliant Apple is anyways for making an opponent have to stoop to such an immature unprofessional level. Ain this some ish though for real.

Hovsep July 14, 2013 at 5:33 am

I paid a guy back $400 in all pennies. Then i rolled it down his driveway :)

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