The Men Who Stare at Warts
"But wait," you ask, "how can an app- even one for a cool and over-priced piece of consumer electronics- possibly help with the removal of a dermatological issue?"
Well, the simple answer is, "it can't," but that doesn't mean you can't make a profit on it anyway. To quote the article:
Apple has decided psychic healing has no place in the App Store, despite last week approving a "distance healing" application for warts available for only $12.99.
The faithful who bought a copy of Wart Healer were asked to take a photograph of their wart which is sent to the "professional mental healer", who spends the next 111 days thinking about it after which "first effects are visible".
This is honestly even better than that breast enlargement hypnosis CD from a while back. It is literally an app which allows you to photograph an unsightly blemish, send it to a stranger* via the internet, and wait for them to remove your wart through some sort of action-at-a-distance brought about by thinking about your wart for 111 days. And as long as we're on the subject, how much money would it take to convince you to think about some stranger's wart- professionally, mind you- for 111 days? That "professional mental healer" is either very dedicated or entirely unemployable.**
Honestly? If you bought this app, you probably deserved to lose your $13.00. Think of it as a learning experience.
* This is assuming that the picture goes anywhere but straight into a trash file. I, in fact, suspect the trash file is the true destination.
** Or, as implied in the above footnote, non-existent.