8 People Bought 'I Am Rich', the $999.99 app

You see that picture? That's the $999.99 app that we've already warned you about. So please, if you're interested in that red ruby of a status symbol, simply save that image to your iPhone and use it as a wallpaper or something. Don't go buying this completely featureless program for $999.99 !! But sadly, it's too late for 8 people who have already purchased the app. According to the developer there is even more waiting for it to come back to the app store.

"I am sure a lot more people would like to buy it -- but currently can't do so," Heinrich said. "The App is a work of Art and included a 'secret mantra' -- that's all."

How on Earth does this happen? Maybe because it's the start of the Olympics on 8/8/08 that 8 people decided to bandy up and go in together. Or maybe they're all filthy rich people who would rather spend money on a digital ruby than a real one. Who knows. Hopefully this won't spurn a bunch of copycat apps and turn the App Store into a complete dump.

Actually, I have a request for any sane and capable developer. Make the same exact program. Call it "I Am Richer' and give it away for free. How's that for ya?