Apple Gets Most of My Disposable Income

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  1. MICHAELSD, Oct 4, 2015
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    MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    It's becoming increasingly blatant just how much of my disposable income, and likely that of the majority of this board, goes directly to Apple. Between new services and bringing customers deeper into the Apple ecosystem, it seems the more Apple products one owns the more compelled they are to spend money on additional Apple products and services. Owning an iPhone eventually leads to taking an interest in a Mac, an Apple Watch, and then further down the line accessories for those products. Not to mention how tempting it is to upgrade certain devices such as the iPhone or iPad annually. Then, they have so many value additions that this is basically a night club: once you're in the door you can't help but spend more money. Take for instance Apple Music -- although not everyone agrees that it's the best streaming music service, its one major plus is that it works best with Apple devices. Even iCloud, although not the cheapest, seems to be the most convenient for expanding iPhone/iPad/Mac storage that should perhaps have been larger to begin with.

    Between a new iPhone annually, a new Mac with every major redesign, a new Apple Watch with every model with band purchases in between, along with Apple Music and other tempting services the majority of my disposable income undoubtedly goes to Apple -- a trend that will only become more prominent with an Apple Car. Unless there's an Apple House and Apple Restaurants in the pipeline, then only almost all of my money will end up in Apple's pocket :0. For now they receive most of my disposable income after considering living necessities like food :p.
     
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  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    People need to stop being "tech enthusiasts" and just use their devices for what they need to do.

    It's amazing how people will fork out hundreds for new phones, computers, and whatnot, yet they don't want to buy a $10 album or $1.29 or whatever it costs song. And they won't buy games and apps for the same reason.
     
  4. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    This..... Exactly.
     
  5. triptolemus macrumors 6502

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    Your savings account should be getting your disposable income...
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    I have a family and while I do spend a fair amount on Apple stuff, my kids are the primary recipients of my money. Their extra curricular activities can and are very expensive.
     
  7. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I got a summer job for the sole purpose of giving all the money I made to Apple. All the money I made over the summer season will soon be a 5k iMac. Its really not a problem. This is what I wanted to do and I knew this when I applied for the job. If Apple is making things that I want and enjoy of course my disposable income is going to go toward their products and services.

    But then its not disposable anymore :D
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    And you will definitely enjoy that iMac when you finally get it, and it will be special because you put all that hard earned money into it.

    Absolutely nothing wrong with that.
     
  9. RossMak macrumors 6502

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    My kids then my mountain bike get my disposable income. Apple probably doesn't make the top 5
     
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    You know your 1 year old phone and 2 year old laptop don't just magically stop working when new ones come out right?
     
  11. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I do mean after savings and living expenses. Perhaps I should've used a word other than disposable lol.
     
  12. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    But for many they mean exactly what you said! Zero savings, struggling with debts, but must get a new iPhone.
     
  13. lowendlinux Contributor

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    We bought two horses this summer so the glue on the hoof gets most of my disposable income. The things you highlighted are the reason I won't bury myself in any companies ecosystem.
     

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