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Published On: Tue, Feb 11th, 2014

Flappy Bird fans flock to eBay to purchase Apple iPhones with the discontinued app installed

The creator of the popular Flappy Bird app has pulled the plug on his creation and created a frenzied market of fans seeking to buy an Apple iPhone with the app loaded.

Flappy Bird was removed from Apple’s app store and Google Play on Monday creating the phenomenal eBay auctions which are currently underway for smart phones and tablets with the app installed and bids for one phone have skyrocketed to $95,000.

After 50 million downloads from the Apple Store alone, Vietnamese creator Nguyen Ha Dong said Flappy Bird was making $50,000 a day in advertising revenue.

Dong announced the app’s demise Saturday on Twitter, just days after the App Store sent a tweet boasting a high score on the game.

The game was uploaded in 2013 but only surged to the top in downloads earlier this year.

Alleged comparisons to Mario Bros and other threats of legal action may have pushed the creator to the point where he decided to pull the game.

Dong appears to desire an “Indie” presence and not deal with these PR nightmares.

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