Nah there is no way this is true.
1st, would they have made payment in such a short timeframe?
2nd, if they did want to pay with nickels, wouldnt it take a lot of time to gather 20 billion of them?
3rd, theres no way 30 trucks can carry the weight of that many nickels ... the math is broken down in the comment section of the #$%$ article lol
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.
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.
A total of 20 billion coins, delivery hope to finish this week.
If this is true and it is doubtful, Samsung may have just opened themselves up to another lawsuit. This would be considered contentious and intimidating by some courts of law and a very very idiotic move!!!