Apple has always been a premium brand. While Apple tried to position itself as a more affordable brand by releasing the budget iPhone SE earlier this year, for those with enough cash to spend, Apple offers countless ways to spend your money. As you’d expect, being a true Apple fan and owning all of their currently sold products doesn’t come cheap, and picking the top-of-the-line model doesn’t help matters.
CNN Business decided to calculate exactly how much it would cost you if you bought all the top-of-the-line devices, high-end accessories and services offered by Apple. Here’s everything you need to know.
iPhone 12 ProMax
You will no doubt upgrade your iPhone to the latest version – iPhone 12 which comes with 5G connectivity, Dolby Vision HDR video recording and telephoto zoom lens. The highest end option here is the iPhone 12 Pro Max with 512GB of storage ($1,399). When you buy AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss coverage, it will add $269 to your purchase.
A silicone case with MagSafe ($49) will be in place to protect your phone, and you’ll enable wireless charging with a MagSafe charger ($39).
Total: $1,756 (excluding additional carrier costs/discounts)
The most expensive Apple Watch currently available in the Apple store costs $1,499. Adding AppleCare+ to it will cost an additional $149. The watch has a 44mm silver stainless steel case with a black leather strap and “Single Tour Deployment Buckle” from the Apple Watch Hermès collection.
Total: $1,648.00 (excluding additional carrier costs)
For your home office, you can get a Mac Pro ($5,999) with all the add-ons for $54,447.98. Add-ons include a 28-core 2.5GHz Intel Xeon W processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz ($7,000), 1.5TB of DDR4 ECC RAM ($25,000), two Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics chips with 2X32GB of HBM2 memory each ($10,800), 8TB of SSD storage ($2,600), an Apple After Card burner for better video performance ($2.00), wheels ($400), a Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 ($149), and preinstalled Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro software ($499.98).
The monitor you’ll choose will be the 32-inch Pro Display XDR with Retina 6K output and nanotexture glass that costs $5,999. The Pro Stand costs $999.
If you want to mount your display, you’ll need a $199 adapter. You’ll add AppleCare+ ($798) and a cable ($129) with it.
When you buy a top-of-the-line MacBook with all the extras, it looks like this: Space Gray 16-inch MacBook Pro ($2,799) with 9th Gen 8-core 2.4GHz Intel Core i9 processor with Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz ($200), 64GB RAM ($800), AMD Radeon Pro 5600M graphics with 8GB of HBM2 memory ($ 700), 8TB of storage ($2,200) and both preinstalled software options (Final Cut Pro for $299.99 and Logic Pro for $199.99). It all adds up to $7,198.98.
Adding AppleCare+ to protect your purchase will cost an additional $379.
You can’t afford not to use accessories on your MacBook. You can add a USB Type-C to Lighting Port adapter cable to connect your iPhone to your MacBook and another cable to your USB for good measure, all for $36. You’d also pick up a leather case ($199), a keyboard with numpad ($129), and a hands-free mouse for $994.95. An adjustable stand for your MacBook Pro costs $79.95.
The iPad is portrayed as the device that can be PC and tablet. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the most expensive of the iPads at $1,649 when you pay for all the extra features. That’s 1TB of storage and cell service (additional costs vary by carrier). AppleCare+ adds another $129. With a keyboard accessory ($349) for the latest generation, you’ll have a bit of PC working, and with an Apple Pencil ($129) you can still scribble your notes and draw in inDesign.
An iPad case costs $99, and you can pair it with a backpack for another $99.
Total: $2,583 (excluding additional carrier charges)
Apple brought back its classic iPod touch in 2019 and it retails for $399 with 256GB of storage. Add AppleCare+ for $59. An iPod touch case can be added for $30.
Despite initial comments circulating on social media that they look weird, the AirPods Pro ($249) have been a crowd favorite. For the price, you get headphones that sound slightly better than the original AirPods. Damage protection can be added for $29.
Apple has new headphones called [AirPods Max] (https://www.gadgets360.com/tags/airpods-max) which are priced at $549, more expensive than Apple’s most affordable iPhone models, and look like a cross between AirPods and Beats.
The AirPods Max probably have more bass than the typical AirPods or AirPods Pro can deliver. To protect them, be prepared to shell out an additional $59.
Once you’re in the Apple ecosystem, there’s only one smart speaker that will easily sync with the rest of your devices and automatically default to Apple Music: HomePod. While Siri still lags behind Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa in its voice capabilities, Apple charges a $299 premium for the speaker and $39 more for AppleCare+.
To be clear, the actual TV hardware must be purchased separately. For $199, Apple sells the Apple TV box, which connects to a multitude of apps that some TVs don’t support on their own, like Peloton or MasterClass, and a remote control. The Apple TV box comes with a $29 protection plan.
Apple also sells a variety of subscription-based services. Apple offers so many services that it has created a package called Apple One to provide access to all of them. After a one-month free trial, Apple One costs $29.95 per month for the main subscription, which offers Apple TV+, Apple Arcade gaming service, Apple News+, 2TB of iCloud storage and Apple Fitness+, launching today, December 14th.
Total: US$ 359.40/year
Adding it all up comes to a whopping $79,875.26 (approximately Rs. 58,70,000) excluding shipping costs, taxes and carrier fees.
If you have the Apple Branded Credit Card, you will receive a 3% refund on your purchases. So you’ll earn $2,396.25 back. It’s totally worth it, right?
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