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Pablo Escobar’s brother made an ‘unbreakable’ smartphone and is using scantily clad women to sell it

The brother of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar is popping his consideration from accounting to Apple.

Roberto Escobar, the previous accountant for the Medellín Cartel has created a smartphone, the Escobar Fold 1, that he believes will change the iPhone.

In an interview with Digital Traits, Escobar claims he’ll beat Apple – which doesn’t presently provide a foldable gadget  – with the brand new telephone. It sells for $349 and comes with free delivery and a complimentary cowl.


“I’ve advised many individuals that I might beat Apple and I’ll,” Escobar advised the information outlet. “I minimize the networks and retailers, to promote to prospects telephones that may fold for less than $349, telephones which in shops price 1000’s of {dollars} by Samsung and others. That is my purpose, to beat Apple, and by doing it myself like I at all times have.”

The smartphone is “at all times able to fold” and it is going to be straightforward to show it right into a pill, Escobar Inc., the corporate now run by Roberto, says in an outline on its web site.

In one of many advertising movies posted to Escobar Inc.’s web site, a voice particularly calls out Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. “Apple Boy Steve as soon as appeared into house,” a voice is heard saying. “He noticed Pablo Escobar with a telephone past anyone’s creativeness.”

Along with claiming he’ll “beat Apple,” Roberto is utilizing a number of scantily clad ladies, described as “Escobar ladies,” each in movies and pictures on the web site, to market the gadget.

Not like the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which initially had points with the glass breaking, Escobar says his telephone is unbreakable.

“My telephone can’t break, as a result of I didn’t need to make a glass display screen like Samsung,” Escobar advised Digital Traits. “Our display screen is fabricated from a particular sort of plastic, and we nonetheless have the very best decision. Our particular plastic could be very tough to interrupt.”


Escobar, who claimed the cartel spent $2,500 a month simply on rubber bands for its cash and was imprisoned for his function in his brother’s drug operations, mentioned the telephone can even have “particular safety” options.

“Folding is sweet, but additionally, we’ve got particular safety on the telephone,” he added. “This makes it very tough for anybody to scan the telephone each [for] near-person communications like Bluetooth, and likewise for governments to entry the units. I cannot say that it’s 100 p.c safe, however what I’ll say is that every one different telephones like Apple and Samsung are 100 p.c open to all governments on the planet. We aren’t.”

He continued: “Additionally, the quilt that comes with all telephones has a skinny layer of metallic that blocks RFID and different communications. It is a lot of telephone for a small worth, however that is, like I say, because of us promoting direct to prospects with none middlemen.”

The Escobar Fold 1 is available in two sizes, 128GB and 512GB, and sells for $349 and $499, respectively.

In 2016, Apple was caught up in a struggle with the FBI over a taking pictures in San Bernandino, Calif., when the FBI requested Apple’s assist to unlock the gunman’s iPhone. Apple labored with the company to some extent, till it deemed the FBI’s request to construct a backdoor to the iPhone “too harmful to create.” In 2018, the Division of Justice concluded that the FBI inadvertently misled Congress that it had gone by means of each doable try to entry the iPhone utilized by one of many folks answerable for the San Bernardino terror assaults.

Earlier this yr, Apple CEO Tim Cook dinner mentioned the San Bernardino case was “very rigged” and that he wished it had gone to courtroom as a result of the info confirmed that the federal government acted in a “very dishonest method” towards the Cupertino, Calif.-based expertise firm.


Aariyan Patel
Aariyan Patel
Aariyan Patel has been writing is an expert in Tech niche and has started as a journalist for us (Trevino). He currently contributes his experience for Trevino by writing about the latest happenings in the Tech world.


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