Pablo Escobar’s brother sues Apple for $2.6 billion

The brother of notorious Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar’s brother, Roberto, is suing Apple for a whopping $2.6 billion, claiming someone hacked his iPhone and found his address through FaceTime, even though he claims an Apple employee assured him the iPhone X was the most secure on the market.

Escobar Gold iPhone 11 Pro 256 GB custom 24k gold plated (limited edition of 2000)
Escobar Gold iPhone 11 Pro 256 GB “custom 24k gold plated” (limited edition of 2000)


According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Pablo’s brother bought an iPhone X back in April 2018, and he claims the security promise fell horribly flat. One year after buying the X, Roberto claims he got a life-threatening letter from someone named Diego, who said he found Roberto’s address through FaceTime.

In the docs, Pablo’s bro says he had to relocate for his safety, and lost a ton of money beefing up his security … not to mention the emotional distress he says he suffered as a result of the security breach. Roberto claims he had several assassination attempts on his life before buying the iPhone X, and only bought the phone because he’d been assured his info would be safe from hackers.

Roberto just launched a limited edition gold-plated iPhone 11 Pro 256GB, which his Escobar Inc company is hawking for $499. Roberto says it’s his way of fighting Apple — selling their phones at a lower price, with gold-plating and sexy girls showing off the phones.

Pablo’s brother says… “Apple can never do that.”

Roberto Escobar sues Apple for $2.6 billion and while trying to sell “gold plated” iPhones with a commercial that seems ripped straight out of Idiocracy.

MacDailyNews Take: Bobby’s access to a copious supply of mind-altering substances obviously has not abated.


  1. How pathetic he is!
    Gee, he claims he got a “threatening letter” – how scary. Almost worse than the legions of dead bodies and drug addicts left in the wake of the two crazy criminals. NOT!

  2. At first I assumed this HAD to be a satire video, but — god help us — this is apparently a real thing. Just can’t figure out how selling 2,000 iPhones at a $500 loss per phone (not including whatever they paid for the gold paint) makes any kind of sense… This HAS to involve money laundering, right?

  3. MDN, please do not help out this scam. If you do a modicum of research first, you’ll find that this scam was first perpetrated as the “Escobar Galaxy Fold.” Basically a few reviewers got theirs, but then a majority of other people were shipped books and told to take it up with the shipping company.

    Please post a disclaimer before innocent people are scammed.

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