How I Joined the Apple Ecosystem for Less Than $1200
Macbook Pro, iPad, Apple Watch and iPhone!
There are four main components to the Apple Ecosystem:
- Macbook Pro
- Apple Watch
If you go to Apple.com today and place an order for the basic model of each one the total bill will come to $2276.00 without sales tax.
- 13″ Macbook Pro = $1299.00
- iPhone 8 = $449.00
- iPad = $329.00
- Apple Watch 3 = $199
That is quite a steep price just to get hold of the very basic rung of the Apple ladder, especially considering that two out of those, Apple Watch 3 and iPhone 8 are at least two generations behind the currently flag ship models.
However one of the big advantages of Apple Hardware is that it is runs the latest software for longer. Apple are still supporting devices from as far back as 2012 with the latest software!
I know this because I am typing this article on my Mid 2012 15″ Unibody Macbook Pro running macOS Catalina. To make it even more interesting, this same MacBook Pro only cost me $450 on eBay. It has a core i7 quad care CPU, 8GB RAM and a 500GB, so it runs macOS flawlessly.
In addition to my MacBook Pro, I also have the following all purchased on eBay for the price shown:
iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 13 — $180
iPad Air 2 running iPad OS 13 — $194
Apple Watch 4 — Stainless Steel with a Milanese Loop — $350
All in all that comes to a total of $1174.
I use all of the them everyday. They have great battery life, their performance is rock solid and I have all the latest software features that their hardware will support.
I don’t really have much more to say, but I just wanted to share with you the fact that you can buy into the Apple Ecosystem on a budget.
Thanks for reading!