How to pay $1 billion to Apple? Pack 20 billion nickel coins in 30 Samsung delivery trucks

August 30, 2012

In the wake of the recent verdict in the U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial, we’ve seen lots of commentary and analysis on Samsung’s major defeat against its most important rival in the mobile space, which also happens to be an important business partner.

Therefore, it’s time for some more humor on the matter – don’t get us wrong, Samsung still faces hard times ahead, as such a disastrous defeat can’t be completely overturned in courts, and the war between the two sides is far from over – as we all need a break from such serious things from time to time.

Paperblog reports that Samsung is ready to pay Apple in full the over $1 billion in damages. According to the publication, Apple has received 30 trucks filled with nickels a couple of days ago alongside a phone call from Samsung’s CEO to Apple’s CEO:

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.

Of course, the report is not correct, and it’s just one of the various satirical takes on this conflict between corporations – but it would be even more hilarious if it were true, albeit Samsung would practically give up the fight in case the company would pay Apple the full fine without appealing the verdict.

But what if… Think about it for a second, a nickel weighs in at 5g – that means 1kg of nickels, roughly 2.20 pounds, equals $10, so you’d need 100,000,000kg of nickels to pay off a $1 billion fine. But I’m not sure 30 delivery trucks would do it, as each truck would have to carry 3,333,333.33kg or 3,333.33 tons of coins.

Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/BűvĂ©sz-Bence/100003548748181 BűvĂ©sz Bence

    Good idea!! :-)

  • jangeloracoma

    A la Confessions of a Shopaholic?

  • Abdur Rehman

    nice trick…..Apple is in a fix now..lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/TubbisTheGreat Ted Hall

    At least part of the payment should be made in small coins. 1 delivery truck of pennies or nickles should get the message across.

  • Well Spoken Shadow

    This is a hoax…the fine isn’t even payable yet, not to mention the physical impossibilities of such a thing. Here’s the full article:

    http://www.valuewalk.com/2012/08/samsung-pays-its-1b-fine-to-apple-in-nickels-false/

    • http://www.alexdumitru.com Alex Dumitru

      Can you read ?

  • Piyush

    that will b awesome if samsung does it

  • http://www.facebook.com/abdullah.naji1 Abdullah Naji

    LOL, Good one Samsung! :)

  • flamencoguy

    It is no legal tender. Only a certain amount of coins is considered legal tender !!!

    • lol

      they don’t have to accept the billion either now do they :P

  • Kara McDonnell

    Damn i wish that were true! That would not only be hilarious but that would be an awesome publicity stunt.

  • dj

    Anyone Needs Trucks ..??

  • http://twitter.com/noneedtotweet noneedtotweet

    this is already fucking old androidauthority -_-

  • the24thfret

    It would be very dumb, as Samsung would just have about the same amount of work to do as Apple. Yeah, it would pretty much reflect the “genius thinking” that happens in Samsungs headquarters…

  • http://coachdesignz.wordpress.com/ Jay Dayuday

    the 30 trucks is not yet the full payment. It says there will be more to arrive.

  • http://coachdesignz.wordpress.com/ Jay Dayuday

    Breaking News:
    Apple is in need of additional employees for the next couple of years. LOL