Thursday, August 07, 2008

The $1000 iPhone App: Why Apple Shouldn't Have Removed it

Yesterday developer Armin Heinrich posted an iPhone app to the App Store called I Am Rich. The program displays a red gem, has no function but to display your wealth to others through ownership, and costs $1000. I Am Rich isn't the most clever piece of art, but it's not bad either. For some, the iPhone is already an obvious display of wealth. The interesting thing about this application is that it is the first of its kind. I don't know of any other platform that has claimed such an application.

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1 comment:

Tom said...

My biggest gripe is there are many bloggers, tech pundits, etc. railing about apps that Apple HAS removed, yet at the same time screaming and crying about other apps that Apple SHOULD remove. Which is it?

Meanwhile, I have little sympathy for the user who allegedly bought it and thinks it's a scam. The description makes it clear what it is, there is certainly no scam. Further, buying an app takes TWO touches (i.e., those complaining there is no confirmation are wrong).