"I am Rich" iPhone App costs a grand and does nothing

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Armin Heinrich's I am Rich iPhone App does little more than display a handsome glowing ring, and costs a grand.

Holker: "Did it take you much time to paint the Nocturne in Black and Gold? How soon did you knock it off?"
Whistler: "Oh, I 'knock one off' possibly in a couple of days - one day to do the work and another to finish it..."
Holker: "The labour of two days is that for which you ask two hundred guineas?"
Whistler: "No, I ask it for the knowledge I have gained in the work of a lifetime."

It's obviously a cosmic joke, folks. No need for hysterics.

The First $1000 iPhone Application [Tech Tree via Wired: Gadget Lab]

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17 Comments

  1. Is this any more ridiculous than spending 1000 dollars on rims for a broken down car? Or 30,000 for a leatherman made of gold?

    If you have the money to waste, you will find products to waste it on. Cash and water find their level.

  2. Coming soon:

    I am Filthy Rich – $9,999.99 – now in Blue! (Size: 0.1MB)

    My Daddy is Rich – $99,999.99 – now in Pink! (Size: 0.1MB) (FREE live pony included)

    I have more money than common sense, the SPOILD edition – $999,999.99 – now in Gold (Size: 50MB)

  3. Brilliant and hilarious! I wish I had come up with the idea. What’s that proverb about a fool and his money…?

  4. “So, if I charge $100 dollars a ticket and sell two thousand tickets…one show, goodbye.”

    -Steve Martin, “Wild and Crazy Guy”

  5. Actually I bet if you made “I’m Poor” and sold it for $0.99 you’d sell some.

    And make the “I’m Cheap” version that’s free.

  6. The worst part is that at least one person with way too much money is bound to purchase this.

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    File this under: “why didn’t I think of this first!”

  7. well if you have the money to spend on a new iPhone (or any other gadget, come to think on it) everytime Apple releases one, you might as well spend your money on this, for all it makes just as little sense.

    (I can already see the appleboy’s rage building up upon reading this)

  8. “I can already see the appleboy’s rage building up upon reading this”

    I am trolling, but I admit that I am trolling so it doesn’t matter! Look at them fanboys though.

  9. Supposedly 8 people bought this before it was taken down… nice way to make some financial bling to spend on more apple stuff I guess.

  10. Obviously the best way to market this thing is to simply label it:

    “I’m Richer Than You”.

    And then open up the bidding!!!

  11. 8 people actually bought it – and then Apple removedit from the App Store. The developer is p.o. right now, me thinks – but he made 5600$, and Apple 2400$. All for a red light? Wouldn’t mind…

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