iPhone XS Max iPhone Xs MAX 256BG for $1249 or Apple Watch Hermes Edition for $1249?

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  1. Appurushido, Sep 26, 2018
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    Appurushido macrumors 6502

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    Sister's birthday coming up. She already has 256GB iPhone X from last year, but wants an Xs MAX due to bigger size, upgraded from an 6+. She's also a big Hermes lover. Which would you get as a gift if you were in my situation? Want some input from the community.

    Both the X and cheapest Hermes edition cost $1249. She doesn't have a watch yet which she also thought about buying in the past.
     
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    Max. Then she can sell her X towards whatever Apple Watch she would decide on.
     
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    I mean, if you have money to just blow because it doesn't mean much to you, pick whatever. Personally I'd never go above the base model watch. Just buy a watch band and go with it... $600-700 saved.
     
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    To me, personally, I think for that volume of money, the better question would be to ask her...
     
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    I would get her the watch I think, because she’ll upgrade that a LOT less often then her phone. Plus it has received stonking reviews.
    However it is a series 0 new Apple design so.......

    But even so I’d be stoked if someone gave me one as a gift, I would be excited for the phone but probably not as much as the watch.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. The X still works perfectly fine (even though she wants a Plus device). Go with the AW.

    She can always sell her X to fund a purchase for the Xs Max anyway.
     
  11. Appurushido thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Already have one XD
     
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    It has always shocked me how people turn to strangers to make choices like this.
     
  13. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    I would BUY the XS Max for myself, but would want a GIFT to be the watch lol. Would never spend that much for an Apple Watch for myself. But a gift? Sure lol
     
  14. archer75 macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't spend anywhere near that much money on my sister let alone my wife! But i'd go with the phone.
     
  15. Appurushido thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Seems like the watch is edging out over the phone. It would be nice to get her both, but I think it's a little too much for BDAY gift for one year lol. Just wanting to be the nice lil' bro and make her happy.
     
  16. mrklaw macrumors 68020

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    Do you definitely know which watch to go for - band and face styles? More combinations than the less personalisable phone
     
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    I'd definitely go for the watch, it just seems more personal than the phone. What a lovely gift idea!
     
  18. michaelz macrumors regular

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    Absolute the Hermes watch. $1249 for a Hermes logo is good bargain.
     
  19. dstew201 macrumors 6502

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    I got an idea!!! get her the phone , and buy my series 3 Hermes !!!!
     
  20. Chloros macrumors regular

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    Right?
    I know the frustration. You came to the right place. Buy her both. You cant go wrong....right?!?!! I mean if you can afford apple products then why ask?
     

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