Apple is the only brand in the world that is known for its name and specifications at the same time. The brand, over the years, has successfully managed to produce the most quality Macbooks and iPhones, competing with the pile of Android monsters all alone. Over the years, we have seen many new products from the house Apple, but when buying, we often get confused.
Apple is not necessarily expensive; even bargain-hunters will find a suitable package there. But what if it can be a little more without taking off completely? What are Apple’s real price-performance winners among the iPhones, Macs, and co?
Apple’s Real Price-Performance
It should be noted, however, that the following recommendations only reflect my personal opinion. So there may be other opinions; after all, no one is like the other; everyone sets their priorities and has individual requirements.
The current MacBook Air can claim this title for itself. Thanks to the Apple M1, even the cheapest variant with 8 GB of RAM is fast enough for all tasks and leaves almost every equivalent with an Intel chip in the rain.
Even the minimum configuration with 256 GB of flash memory should be sufficient for most users if one does not intend to go directly to the video artists. I would always prefer a MacBook Air to a Mac mini; the flexibility gained by a notebook is priceless for me.
Sure, everyone would love to buy the current iPhone 12, but to be honest, the iPhone 11 is still a perfect classic. Anything but out of date, but fully developed and currently available for less than 600 euros. With Apple trade in, you stand to save even more on your new purchase. Sure, a 12 series offers a better display (OLED), but the 11 series screen is not bad. The iPhone 12 mini doesn’t cost much more than an iPhone 11, but the smaller display is now a no-go for me.
The Apple Watch:
Apple Watch Series 6 comes with an always-on display and health features like EKG and blood oxygen measurement. From then on, there is probably the best smartwatch in the world at a narrow price.
I’ll keep it short; take the fourth-generation iPad Air!. An Apple tablet doesn’t have to be faster, but unlike its cheaper brother, the Air doesn’t look like it was introduced six or more years ago. There is an actual full format and optionally the better second-generation Apple Pencil or the Magic Keyboard with the trackpad. But this is still so expensive that it is better to forego the MacBook Air when buying it. In this case, the iPad Air has to do the job of the notebook.
This is where it gets complicated because I don’t want to recommend the second-generation AirPods anymore.
After all, the successors are already being announced. The AirPods Pro, on the other hand, with active noise cancellation, is still worth a recommendation in their class. For me, however, only when it has to be ultra-mobile. Otherwise, for example, I would advise you to go for the Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700. You can then save yourself the overpriced AirPods Max.