Apple is unveiling its new phones tomorrow, and it's basically confirmed now that prices will start at $1,000. That, as the New York Times puts it, is "luxury territory," and it's about what the cost of their entry level laptop retails for. 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.
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.
Four or more pieces from Le Creuset's new pink line
One of our favorite French cookware brands just announced a new color that could pass as Millennial Pink. The larger pieces (dutch ovens, braisers) are in the $200-$300 range, so you can snag yourself four or more items for the price of one iPhone.
1 to 10 nights at these stunning rentals with pools
We recently rounded up a gaggle of gorgeous house rentals, all with summer-extending pools, from right here in the US of A to tropical Thailand, and they start at just $85 per night.
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 55 inches larger. A tradeoff.
Updated from a post originally published 2/10/2017 - TB