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The Best Apple Setups

The Best Apple Setups Challenge

The premise of his challenge is simple, you have to come up with your ultimate Apple product based setups at four different price points, namely $500, $1,000, $2,500 and, finally, $5,000. The rules, as defined by Chris are:
You cannot use any other items, if you have a Mac Pro lying around your home, I don’t care.
The prices are based off Apple’s website.

$500 setup

  • iPhone SE (128GB upgrade) - $449
  • Leather phone case - $45

$6 to spare. If you’re going to have one Apple product in your life, I think it should be an iPhone.

$1,000 setup

  • iPhone SE - $399
  • Leather phone case - $45
  • iPad - $329
  • Smart Cover for iPad - $49
  • AirPods - $159

$19 to spare. This gets you into the iPad game as well with a totally capable device you can prop up for movies and typing. Oh, and AirPods, duh. $19 to spare 💪

$2,500 setup

  • iPhone 11 (128GB upgrade) - $749
  • AirPods Pro - $249
  • Apple Pencil - $99
  • 12.9” iPad Pro (256GB upgrade) - $1,099
  • Smart Keyboard Folio - $199

$105 to spare, so maybe upgrade the storage on the iPhone or iPad if you’d like. Swap in a 13” MacBook Pro if you’re prefer that to the iPad, but this would be my setup.

$5,000 setup

  • iPhone 11 (128GB upgrade) - $749
  • AirPods Pro - $249
  • Apple Pencil - $99
  • 12.9” iPad Pro (256GB upgrade) - $1,099
  • Smart Keyboard Folio - $199
  • 16” MacBook Pro (a couple upgrades) - $2,599

$6 to spare. I think this gets you the widest range of great products. I considered a Mac mini instead of the MBP, but I would have needed to spend a grand on a display anyway, so just got a baller laptop, a baller iPad Pro, and a great iPhone, even if it’s not top of the line.

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