Apple has always been a premium brand. Although Apple tried to position itself as a more accessible brand by releasing the budget iPhone SE earlier this year, Apple has tons of ways to spend your money when you’ve got enough batter in hand. As you’d expect, being a real Apple fan and owning all of the products currently on sale doesn’t come cheap, and choosing the top-end model doesn’t help.
CNN Business decided to calculate exactly what it would cost to buy all of Apple’s top-notch devices, extravagant accessories, and services. Here is everything you need to know.
iPhone 12 Pro max
You will no doubt update your iPhone to the latest version – the iPhone 12 with 5G connectivity, Dolby Vision HDR video recording and a telephoto zoom lens. The highest option here is the iPhone 12 Pro Max with 512GB of storage ($ 1,399). Taking AppleCare + with Theft and Loss Coverage adds $ 269 to your purchase.
A silicone case with MagSafe ($ 49) protects your phone, and you can enable wireless charging with a MagSafe charger ($ 39).
Total: $ 1,756 (excluding additional shipping charges / discounts)
The most expensive Apple Watch currently available on the Apple Store is priced at $ 1,499. Adding AppleCare + costs an additional $ 149. The watch has a 44 mm silver stainless steel case with a black leather strap and a “Single Tour Deployment Buckle” from the Apple Watch Hermès collection.
Total: $ 1,648.00 (excluding additional shipping costs)
For your home office, you can get a Mac Pro ($ 5,999) with all the add-ons for $ 54,447.98. The add-ons include a 28-core Intel Xeon W processor with 2.5 GHz and Turbo Boost with up to 4.4 GHz (7,000 US dollars), 1.5 TB DDR4 ECC RAM (25,000 US dollars) Dollars) as well as two Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics chips, each with 2 x 32 GB HBM2 memory (USD 10,800), 8 TB SSD storage (USD 2,600), an Apple Afterburner card for better video performance (USD 2,000), wheels ($ 400), a Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 ($ 149), and pre-installed Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro software ($ 499.98).
The monitor you go for is the 32-inch Pro Display XDR with Retina 6K result and nano-textured glass, which costs $ 5,999. The Pro Stand costs $ 999.
If you want to mount your monitor, you’ll need a $ 199 adapter. You’ll be adding AppleCare + ($ 798) and a cable ($ 129).
Total: $ 62,571.98
If you buy a top-of-the-line MacBook with all the extra features, it looks like this: 16-inch Space Gray MacBook Pro ($ 2,799) with a 2.4GHz 8-core Intel Core i9 processor 9th generation with Turbo Boost up to 5.0 GHz (200 USD), 64 GB RAM (800 USD), the AMD Radeon Pro 5600M graphics card with 8 GB HBM2 memory (700 USD), 8 TB memory (2,200 USD ) and both pre-installed software options (Final Cut) Pro for $ 299.99 and Logic Pro for $ 199.99). All of this adds up to $ 7,198.98.
Add AppleCare + to protect your purchase and get an additional $ 379 back.
You cannot equip your MacBook. You can add a Type-C USB adapter cable to the lighting port to connect your iPhone to your MacBook and another cable to your USB port. It all costs $ 36. You’d also pick a leather case ($ 199), a keypad with a number pad ($ 129), and a hands-free mouse for $ 994.95. An adjustable stand for your MacBook Pro is $ 79.95.
Total: $ 9,016.88
The iPad is represented as the device that can be both a PC and a tablet. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the most expensive iPad at $ 1,649 when you take advantage of all the extra features. That’s 1 TB of storage and cellular service (additional costs vary depending on the network operator). AppleCare + adds another $ 129. Get some of the PC’s capabilities going with a next-generation keyboard top ($ 349). You can still scribble and draw in design with an Apple Pencil ($ 129).
A case for the iPad is $ 99, and you can combine it with a backpack for an additional $ 99.
Total: $ 2,583 (excluding additional shipping costs)
Apple brought back its classic iPod touch in 2019, priced at $ 399 with 256GB of storage. Add AppleCare + for $ 59. A case for the iPod touch can be added for $ 30.
Total: $ 488
Despite initial comments on social media that they look weird, the AirPods Pro ($ 249) were a crowd-pleaser. For the price, you get earbuds that sound a little better than the original AirPods. Damage protection can be added for $ 29.
Total: $ 278
Apple has named new headphones [AirPods Max] (https://gadgets.ndtv.com/tags/airpods-max), which cost a whopping $ 549, are more expensive than Apple’s cheapest iPhone models, and look like a mix of AirPods and Beats.
AirPods Max probably have more bass than the typical AirPods or AirPods Pro can provide. To protect them, be ready to cough up another $ 59.
Total: $ 608
There is only one smart speaker in the Apple ecosystem that can be easily synced with the rest of the devices and automatically uses Apple Music by default: HomePod. Though Siri still lags behind Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa in its voice capabilities, Apple charges a $ 299 premium for the speaker and $ 39 more for AppleCare +.
Total: $ 338
To be clear, the actual TV hardware must be purchased separately. For $ 199, Apple sells the Apple TV box, which connects to a variety of apps that some TVs themselves don’t support, like Peloton or MasterClass, as well as a remote control. The Apple TV box comes with a protection plan for $ 29.
Total: $ 228
Apple also sells a variety of subscription-based services. Apple has so many services on offer that a package called Apple One was created to give you access to all of them. After a one-month free trial, Apple One costs $ 29.95 per month for the first subscription that gets you Apple TV +, Apple Arcade game service, Apple News +, 2TB iCloud storage, and Apple Fitness +, which was released today, on December 14th, starts.
Total: $ 359.40 / year
Add to that a whopping $ 79,875.26 (approx Rs. 58,70,000) excluding shipping, taxes and transportation costs.
Get 3 percent cashback on your purchases if you have an Apple branded credit card. That way, you will get back $ 2,396.25. Definitely worth it, isn’t it?
Is the MacBook Air M1 the portable beast of a laptop you’ve always wanted? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.