You may not need that high-end graphics chip or added storage, but they’re there, right?
But Apple has always been a premium brand. And for people with cash to spend, Apple offers some mind-boggling ways for people to pay it huge sums of money.
So CNN Business dug into just how much it would cost to go all-out on Apple products. Here’s what we found.
To go with it, a silicone case with MagSafe ($49) will protect your phone and enable wireless charging with a MagSafe charger ($39).
Total: $1,756.00 (Excluding additional carrier costs/discounts)
Total: $1,648.00 (Excluding additional carrier costs)
And of course you’ll also need a monitor. Apple sells the 32-inch Pro Display XDR with Retina 6K and nano-texture glass for $5,999, and a Pro Stand for $999. If you want to mount your monitor, you’ll need a $199 adapter.
And to add AppleCare+ and a cable: $798 and $129.
If you also want a MacBook for when you’re on the go, a top-of-the-line MacBook with all the added features would look like this: 16-inch MacBook Pro in Space Gray ($2,799) with a 2.4 GHz 8-core, 9th generation Intel Core i9 processor with Turbo Boost up to 5.0 GHz ($200); 64 gigabytes of memory ($800); the AMD Radeon Pro 5600M graphics chip with 8 GB of HBM2 memory ($700); 8 TB of storage ($2,200); and both pre-installed software options (Final Cut Pro for $299.99 and Logic Pro for $199.99). All that adds up to $7,198.98. Adding AppleCare+ to protect that pricey purchase will put you back another $379.
You’ll probably need some accessories, too. You can add a USB-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. A leather case ($199) will go well with your Hermès watch band. A keyboard with a numeric keypad will cost you $129 and you could shell out for a hands-free mouse for $994.95. And an adjustable stand for your MacBook Pro rings in at $79.95.
Before you exit the store, you’ll need to get your delicate iPad some protection from falls and daily wear and tear. A case costs $99 and you can match that with a backpack (nothing worse than a bag that’s just a little too small for your iPad!) for another $99. Soon you’ll look like any other tech maven heading to a big conference.
Total: $2,583 (Excluding additional carrier costs)
A huge fan — or someone who wants to ignore texts occasionally by only carrying their iPod, say, when they work out — might own the iPod and the iPhone, even if both play Apple Music. A case for the iPod touch? $30.
If you’re looking to upgrade your audio experience or are just curious about the latest drop, it might make sense to get these. From the look of them, they probably have more bass than the typical AirPods or AirPods Pro can offer. To protect them, be prepared to cough up another $59.
If you’re deep in the Apple ecosystem, when picking out a smart speaker for your home, there’s only one kind 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 premium $299 for the gourd-like speaker and $39 more for AppleCare+. To its credit, it does blend in pretty well with modern furniture.
No home setup would be complete without a TV (and, you know, a couch but we’ve yet to see Apple, Google or Samsung come out with a branded sofa). That’s where Apple TV comes in.
To be clear, you’ll still need to buy the actual TV hardware separately, like a Sony or a Samsung 4K TV. 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. If you’ve shelled out anywhere from a few hundred to tens of thousands for your TV, the Apple TV box with a $29 protection plan is just icing on the cake.
Finally, Apple is also in the business of selling subscription-based services.
Now, let’s add it all up. If you really decked out your wrist, your pockets and your home with Apple gadgets, how much would that put you in the red?
The total rings in at a whopping $79,875.26, excluding shipping costs, taxes and carrier fees.