Friday, August 8, 2008

Morons to Armin Heinrich's Rescue

So I believe the term "I live among idiots" has a whole new meaning to it now. 8 people, yes 8 people, purchased the USD$999.99 app. The app that does absolutely nothing and gives you a mantra for "success." You would think that for 999.99 it would unlock the iPhone, provide extra battery life, AND do your work for you. But no, just a mantra.

But Apple couldn't pull it down before curious aristocrats -- eight of them -- had purchased it. Six people from the United States, one from Germany and one from France dropped a grand for the gem in the first 24 hours it was available, Heinrich said. That's $5,600 in revenue for Heinrich and $2,400 for Apple, which collects 30% of each sale for "store upkeep."

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