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An iPhone app for just $999.99
An iPhone app for <i>just</i> $999.99
Nobody would pay nearly a thousand bucks for a screen-saver, right?
The release of the new Apple iPhone in July introduces to the masses the world of mobile video games and other time-sucking applications designed by non-Apple software developers - most of them available for less than $10.

But one application sneaks past Apple's gatekeepers and onto the company's new App Store: "I Am Rich," a $999.99 screen-saver whose sole feature is a glowing red jewel. Apple gets blasted for making the application available for sale and then quietly removing it, but the real losers? The eight suckers who bought it. -- By Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune reporter

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