If you are filthy rich there are plenty of opportunities for you to show how much disposable income you have got. For example, you can buy an iOS app that does nothing and still pay $ 999.99 for it. Yes, there is an iOS app that does nothing and still costs $ 999.99 simply because people can afford to buy it just for the heck of it.
Actually now you cannot buy the app because it was removed by Apple from the App Store. The reason was the app did nothing. Once someone had purchased the app, it simply showed a red orb on the screen and that’s it. The creator of the app, Armin Heinrich wanted to create something that would allow people to flaunt their richness. The app was aptly named as “I Am Rich”. It wasn’t hidden in the description that the app did nothing in spite of its $ 999.99 cost.
The red icon on your iPhone or iPad touch always reminds you (and others when you show it to them) that you were able to afford it. It’s a work of art with no hidden functions at all. After pressing the (i) on the main page, a secret mantra I will be shown. This may help you to stay rich, healthy and successful.
You may think why would someone buy an iOS app that does nothing and that too for $ 999.99? Almost $ 1000? Even if you were filthy rich, would you purchase this app?
Although the app was quickly removed by Apple, within a few hours, 8 people purchased the app. 5 were from United States, 1 from Germany, 1 from France and one more from another country.
The problem with the app was, as described on this Priceonomics link, contrary to the intention of Armin Heinrich, even people who were not filthy rich ended up buying the app just for the heck of curiosity. It is very easy to buy apps on Apple’s App Store because your credit card is already registered with the service. All you have to do is tap on a button and the purchase is made.
After the app was removed from Apple’s App Store, he added a few functions and then reuploaded the app, this time, costing around $ 10.
If you are wondering why would people buy an app that does nothing, there are all sorts of people in the world. The app has a decent rating and people have actually left comments like not everybody has to make a practical sense.