It’s that time of the year again. Apple is gearing up to release the new iPhone and consumers all over the world are auctioning their spare kidneys and children so they can afford these overpriced technological concoctions. The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will launch in India on 29 September—a week after they go on sale in the US—while the top-end iPhone X will debut on 3 November. So of course, the internet is already aflame with memes and anticipation for these new gadgets. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available for Rs. 64,000 onward whereas the iPhone X starts at Rs. 89,000 (emphasis on starts at). That’s roughly 1,300 dollars.
So if you’re someone who’s done with this Apple drama or if you’re simply pondering whether you should spend all your money and maybe even sacrifice your firstborn to Apple for one of the new iPhone models, we have a list of experiential, quirky, innovative, and legitimately useful things you could spend your money on. Take a look!
Have you ever wanted to be an astronaut? Well, you can’t become an actual one, but going to the Adult Space Academy is definitely the closest thing to it. According to the website, it’s an “adventurous, two-night experience allowing trainees to assume roles in hands-on, interactive space missions and learn what it takes to be an astronaut.” The cost for one person is 549 US dollars — which is still cheaper than the most expensive iPhone. Throw some air tickets in there and you can have the galactic experience of a lifetime in the money that the new Apple product will cost you.
One of the most coveted natural attractions of the world, visiting the Northern Lights is definitely a life-altering experience. And guess what? It’s a cheaper affair than the new iPhone. TravelZoo.com has packages priced at around 979 US dollars (including hotel cost) that will take you to Norway to see the Northern Lights. So, the new iPhone or an adventure in Norway? It’s your choice.
This beautiful luxury tent is nearly the same price as the iPhone X at 1,200 US dollars. Lotus Belle is known for taking the idea of glamping a step further with sustainable, luxury tents that you will want to stay in all year-round. The Air Beam Bud is an inflatable luxury tent that’s ideal for any vacation, camping trip, or music festival. It’s basically a portable living space, that can accommodate a queen size bed. And it’s cheaper than the new iPhone.
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Click the link above to find out how you can purchase four ounces of gold for the tentative price of the new iPhone. So, you can either buy gold or go for the new Apple gadget. Only one of those is considered an investment. Happy shopping!
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