4 Things You Can Buy for $1000 Instead of the New iPhone

4 Things You Can Buy for $1000 Instead of the New iPhone

Tara Bellucci
Feb 10, 2017

News leaked yesterday about the upcoming iPhone 7S and iPhone 8, both set to be released later this year. And while Apple fans will be thrilled that the company is (reportedly) finally introducing wireless charging and a slew of other upgrades, the fancy features could push the phone to a staggering $1,000 price tag. While we surely have love for the design-driven brand (full disclosure: currently typing this from my beloved Macbook Pro as my iPhone 7 Plus sits within arm's reach), four figures can buy a lot. Here's a partial list of other things you can spend your hard-earned cash on.

(Image credit: IKEA)


The IKEA workhorse is one of the most budget-friendly sofas on the market; at $299, you could buy three for the reported price of the iPhone 8 (rumored to also be called iPhone X, as in the 10th anniversary of the iPhone). You can't sit nine friends on your phone, no matter how much OLED technology the screen has. On the other hand, you could buy 52 iPhone 8s for the price of Kendall Jenner's Campana Brothers sofa.

You could also drop a G on two of these other sofas under $500, or on one sweet velvet option.

(Image credit: Anthropologie)

One each of Rifle Paper Co.'s Terai Chairs for Anthropologie

Smitten with Rifle Paper Co.'s playful patterns? These Anthro chairs feature four different designs, and if you have $1,000 to spare, one of each can be yours. We can't promise that they'll wirelessly charge you like the new iPhone, but we can bet that they'll add a bit of whimsy to your dining table.

(Image credit: Supannee_Hickman/Shutterstock)

Four cross-country train tickets

Did you know you can travel from sea to shining sea for a low, low $213 per person? Check out all that the beautiful US of A has to offer, and you can snap photos along the way with the 7 Plus's double lens camera (which the 8 will also reportedly have).

(Image credit: Amazon)

LG Electronics 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

If you are itching to spend $1,000 on electronics, perhaps you'd rather choose something with a bigger screen. Of course, LED is a step below iPhone's OLED in quality, but it's roughly 50 inches larger. A tradeoff.

Created with Sketch.