Feeds

Too much money? Bling your iPhone with the $1000 app

Red sparkly thing only a grand to you

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

iPhone users can now buy themselves a picture of a red gem to display on their handsets, purely to demonstrate they've got enough money to throw $999.99 at such a pointless gesture.

The application - subtly entitled "I am rich" - is available through Apple's Application Store, though we're not clear if anyone has bought a copy as yet. Americans are being asked for $999.99, but the UK store is charging a typically overpriced £599.99.

When run "I Am Rich" simply displays a red gem and accompanying glow, letting the world know that the owner has more money than sense - though some would argue that ownership of an iPhone already denotes that to some degree.

Such an application would be impossible on any other platform where every hacker could create an identical version, but on the iPhone only approved applications are allowed and it's unlikely that Apple would certify a knock-off version of this particular app - perhaps in a cheaper colour.

Miscreants who unlock their iPhones could, of course, install a hacked version of the application - though it's hard to imagine that this particular app will drive many users to unlock their handsets.

We would tell you how effective the application is at impressing our peers, but we're still waiting for the 250MB download of the latest iTunes version to complete, and for the El Reg expenses process to approve the purchase. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.