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What is your take on that $1,000 iPhone app?

Asked by xxporkxsodaxx (1386points) August 8th, 2008

Here’s a link to a page about it, there is another link on that page that tells you a little more.

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Babo's avatar

Holy smokes!!! Babo won’t be buying that one!!!!

EmpressPixie's avatar

I think it is ridiculous, but I’m glad the person who put it out there made some money from it before they took it down. You know what they say about a fool and their money, right? It looks like he found some fools.

Lovelocke's avatar

Attack of the Show ran this story earlier in the week. I said “Ha” and went about my way.

…possibly end of thread.

PupnTaco's avatar

Anyone stupid enough to buy a $1000 JPEG deserves what they get. However, Apple’s vetting process could stand a little refinement.

trumi's avatar

I think its hilarious. Some guy actually bought it, thinking it was a joke, and now is trying to get his money back (according to a Digg post).

Indy318's avatar

What exactly was this $1000 app.? As part the purchase, they better be sending that ruby they were showing.

megalongcat's avatar

I think it shows a completely new level of dedication of the apple using community.

TheHaight's avatar

^ I think it shows how stupid people can be. Or how a grand is nothing to some people. (it’s a lot to me).

megalongcat's avatar

It shows that too, yes. I can’t imagine dropping a grand on something useless even if I had the money available.

jballou's avatar

It already started to become a status symbol before Apple pulled it. So whoever came up with that idea was exactly right. People will spend $1000 just to say they did, even on something completely useless. And good for the people who made this app, who have garnered all kinds of coverage and probably made a good 10K already. I’m glad to see rich stupid people being taken advantage of for once instead of the disenfranchised.

Smart.

mirza's avatar

I am with Jason Kottke on this – people have the right to choose what they want to pay for. Doesnt matter if its useful or not.

Theotherkid's avatar

Woah!!! 1,000 bucks?!?!?! Who made that app? what does it even do? is it just a picture of a ruby? That’s just crazy. :-O

xxporkxsodaxx's avatar

Yup it’s just a picture of a ruby, but the developer says that it also has mystical powers that bring good luck and might help you stay rich.

Randy's avatar

Or make him stay rich…

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