Confirmed: Eight Morons Bought the $999 I Am Rich iPhone Application

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We had some doubts about the authenticity of the clown who bought the $999 I'm Rich iPhone app, but Armin Heinrich-the German author of the application-has confirmed that not only one moron, but eight dumbasses actually bought the application. According to him, there are more waiting to get it:

I am sure a lot more people would like to buy it-but currently can't do so. I have no idea why they [Apple] did it [retire the application] and am not aware of any violation of the rules to sell software on the App Store. The App is a work of Art and included a "secret mantra"-that's all.


The fact is that he's right. If there are people wanting to buy a piece of useless software for $999, why not let them do it? After all, people buy even more expensive crap that is completely useless, from paintings to collectibles to other commercial software. The market decides if a product is worth its price tag or not. And at least eight people got this, even if one is claiming that it was an accident. Accident or not, the fact is that Heinrich has pocketed $5,600 and Apple received $2,400 in 24 hours.

Not bad for a bad graphic and a silly phrase. [LA Times]

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Armin should've just told the truth, which is a hell of a lot funnier:

I'm sure a lot more people would like to buy it, because even stupid people breed, and on occasion, will have stupid children, so there has to be lots more. I don't know why Apple took my application down, but I made a lot more money in just a few buys with minimal code than many of them put together. HAHA HAHA HA HAHAHA HA HAHA HAHA