Poll: Average annual spend on Apple products

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Micky Do, Nov 6, 2016.

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On average, how much do you personally spend a year on Apple products ($US)?

Poll closed Nov 27, 2016.
  1. Zilch, I don't do Apple

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Less than $100

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. $100 - $200

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. $200 - $400

    5 vote(s)
    19.2%
  5. $400 - $800

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  6. $800 - $1,600

    6 vote(s)
    23.1%
  7. $1,600 - $3,200

    3 vote(s)
    11.5%
  8. $3,200 - $6,400

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  9. More than $6,400

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Nothing now, I'm done with Apple!

    4 vote(s)
    15.4%
  1. Micky Do macrumors 68000

    Micky Do

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    #1
    The first Apple product I bought was my first computer, the original Mac Mini in 2005 ($715), a keyboard ($55) and a DVI to VGA connector ($30)

    My second was a 2009 Mac Mini ($660) which I figured was more cost effective than repairing the 2005 original, and I am still using. With the move to Intel processors it was about obsolete. I bought iWork ($140), a small wired keyboard ($55; never did like the old plastic one) and a lightening to VGA connector ($30) then too. Later there were upgrades to Snow Leopard ($120) and then Mountain Lion ($20), a couple of services ($75 @ Apple agent) and an extra 4 GB of RAM ($115).

    Earlier this year I got a new large wired keyboard, English/Thai version ($75).

    I neither need nor desire an iPhone or any other iDevice

    So all up that is about $2,090 over 11 years, an average of about $190 per year.

     
  2. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/how-much-do-you-spend-a-year-on-apple-products.1993937/
     
  4. Micky Do thread starter macrumors 68000

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  5. Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

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    #5
    This one has been expensive, with a new iPhone and rMB, but next year I won't be spending a penny!
     
  6. 8692574 Suspended

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    #6
    Spent 0 this year.... there was nothing released (untill now) and won't be spending my money at Apple if things don't change, because I am done with minor updates.
     
  7. Micky Do thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just a dozen votes at the is stage, a quarter of them for the $200 - $400 range, but too soon and too few for any trend to become apparent.

    In the eleven and a bit years since I bought my first Mac Mini, most years I have not spent anything on buying new Apple products, or updating/ repairing what I have.

    Each to their own, but for my humble needs Apple products have been more than adequate, and reliable. Colleagues who have gone elsewhere to get better specs for their buck, have had more hassle and many have landed up spending more over time in the end.
     
  8. 8692574, Nov 8, 2016
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    #8
    It has been like that for me so far, but the direction they are taking is becoming a problem.

    Windows is not like the 90s anymore, and Linux gained some more features and applications, as a person who use both Apple and Non Apple stuff I cannot agree with the "more hassle and spending more over time in the end."

    It used to be like that, but competition is now up to the job, I am not saying I won't ever every buy Apple again, but if this is the direction they are keeping, it will be very hard to justify buying premium products.

    To each his own as you suggest, it is the beauty of competition.
     
  9. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    #9
    Last year, I bought the 2015 15" MBP which was $2399 and the 2012 13" MBP which was $799. I also bought the 6S which was I think $749 and the 6S+ which was I think $949. This year, $0.

    Next year, I will probably buy the 7S+ and that will be all.
     
  10. mitchsaunders macrumors 6502

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    #10
    Last year I only bought a iPhone 6 - $744 I think I payed.
    This year from Apple I've bought an iPad mini (refurb 3rd Gen with Cellular), iPod touch, an iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
    Next year..........help.

    By the way I sold the 7, so I at least get most of my original spend back on it. :)
     
  11. Micky Do thread starter macrumors 68000

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    #11
    Only 18 votes after 4 days, covering 8 of the 10 options, with $800 to $1,600 being most popular on 4 votes.

    I guess some folks find it a bit scary to add up just what they do spend on their Apple ecosystem.

    My own needs are quite humble and I desire no more than I need. I reckon had I not gone Mac, ultimately I would have landed up spending more. Most of my colleagues sporting Windows computers have had more hassle and seem to replace them every couple or three years.
     
  12. smallcoffee macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    Not much at all. I don't upgrade very often. I had a MacBook air for a few years, then get the MacBook. Have iPhone 6+ but no need to upgrade that either.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #13
    I think its difficult to put a number, just because of the infrequency in purchasing apple products.
    For instance, I spent over 2,000 on an iMac last year, so 2015's figure will be extraordinarily high, yet I've not spent anything on apple products (hardware) in 2016, so that number will be 0

    I don't expect to spend anything in 2017, though I may get a new phone in 2018
     
  14. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    #14
    Stick a fork in me. I'm done with Apple until the next MBP and iMac iteration to see if they can catch my interest again. I'm fed up with the removing ports/buttons and calling it an upgrade.:rolleyes: I have no interest in iPhones/iPads.
     
  15. Micky Do thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, I'm not much into this "upgrade" thing. I tend to use things until they are no longer useful, or repair is not cost effective, then replace them.

    There are those for whom keeping up with the latest is their thing. They are likely to spend annually.

    Then there are those of us who buy as our needs dictate, thus less frequently.

    My big Apple spends (new computer) were in 2005 and 2009. Incidental spends on Apple brand peripherals, repairs, apps or OS updates (now a thing of the past) were in 2012, 2015 and then the keyboard earlier this year.

    It is likely to be a couple of years or more before I next spend anything on Apple products, but not out of disenchantment. It is simply based on my needs.

    A few more votes, with the $800 - $1,600 band getting most.
     

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