The number of the Beast is not 666. It is Seven. Or it might be 719. This is how much a new iPhone 7 Plus will cost you. Seven hundred, and nineteen pounds. That’s a lot of money so you can ring home and make sure your tea is on the table and ready waiting. Or so you can look at pictures of cats doing *hilarious* things.
So what else could you buy with seven hundred and nineteen whole pounds? And how much joy would it bring you in comparison to that cat on the internet.
1. A Whole New Bike
Yes, believe it or not, you can get a bike for the same price as this phone. How about a Commencal Meta HT AM Origin for £699.99?
Or maybe a fatbike like this Charge Cooker Maxi 2 for £714.99?
With a whole new bike you could have a whole new world of adventures. Like this:
2. A Fork Load Of Fun
We’re not talking ordering a takeaway on some fast food app. Nope. We’re talking suspension. You could go for something super plush, like a Rockshox Pike RCT3 27.5inch Boost for £705.
3. A Flight To Somewhere Amazeballs
Yes, you could buy your iphone and do selfies of you at your local trail centre. Or you could spend all that money on a flight to New Zealand any take selfies of you shredding those trails you’ve seen in Singletrack Issue 109. Return flights in November are available from around £650.
4. A New Drive Train
Not made the jump to 1x yet? Now is your chance. You can get a whole SRAM X01 Trigger Shift Drive Train for £705. Get out there, pedal, and live – rather than living through your phone.
5. New Wheels
A swanky new phone, or some swanky new wheels? Which is going to put a smile on your face? How about these Mavic Crossmax XL Pros for £675?
6. Beautiful Technology
Maybe you want an iPhone 7 because you like its sleek lines. Well how about this then? An Ohlins Racing Enduro Rear Shock for £599.99 – that’s enough money left over to buy yourself a paid of those AirPod earphones which you’ll probably lose, and it’s pretty damn sleek and gorgeous looking.
7. An Adventure Wagon
How about a Ford Escort Van for £695? You could tour the country, ride all the trails, and never need a fancy expensive hotel. Just you and your bike, adventurers together, on the open road. OK, so this one looks a little bit battered, and it might break down, but then by the time you’ve dropped your new phone a couple of times and sat on it it’s not going to be looking too lively either. A bit of duct tape and welding and this’ll be good for longer than it takes you to choose a ringtone.
How would you spend £720? On a phone, or on an adventure? On ten things that cost £72? 720 random things from the £1 shop? Let us know your ideas in the comments below. And if you’ve got an iPhone 7, was it worth it?!