I Am Rich!
Filed under: Business, Finance and Investment, Humour, International News, Pop Culture
In these difficult economic times, people have to be creative to get ahead.
An enterprising fellow by the name of Armin Heinrich, capitalised on conspicious consumption centred around Apple’s much-hyped iPhone, released last month.
He created an iPhone application named “I Am Rich”, whose sole function is to display a computer-generated image of a glowing red ruby, as a status symbol in order to flaunt the wealth of the owner.
Apparently, 8 people purchased this application, for the listed price of $999.99, before it was removed by Apple, following a complaint from a purchaser who claimed he accidentally clicked on the buy button.
The LA Times has a fantastic article, with pictures of the Apple store advertisement and an application screenshot.