Pay $1,000 For an iPhone App?

Before you’re rich enough to start throwing away your money to medical foundations and third-world countries, consider buying a $1,000 iPhone application that does nothing.


An application called “I Am Rich,” makes you wonder whether developer Armin Heinrich is referring to you or himself — after he suckers enough naïve people into purchasing this useless piece of software. The app does nothing but display a red ruby; tapping a miniature i  in the corner will load a secret mantra enabling you to “stay rich, healthy, and successful.”


It will indubitably make you question Apple’s criteria for approving applications before they appear in the App Store.


Update: It appears the app has been pulled from the App Store.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

5 thoughts on “Pay $1,000 For an iPhone App?

  1. haha, not to be a dick, but he used “it’s” properly. He’s using it as the conjunction “it is”. “Its” without an apostrophe is used for the possessive form.

    However, he did incorrectly use “to” where he should have used “too”.

  2. That’s a fair cop. You’re right. I saw the “to” where there should have been a “too” and I guess I flipped out.

    Good thing he didn’t have cause to use the word “discrete” and used “discreet” instead. Then there would have been blood.

  3. I find it rather funny – because I did the same thing – that we sit here flipping out over his inability to use the correct word, and the real issue is that he seems to be rather a jerk.

  4. haha, he definitely is a jerk. I guess the point is though that it’s worth pointing out a spelling error not in a blog post or in a comment, but rather in a product that you’re trying to sell for $1000.

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