Apple is expensive at first glance, and not just since the latest price increase this year. But they still exist, Apple’s real price-performance winners among iPhones, Macs and Co. In this article I will tell you what I think they are.

A personal buying tip from Sven Kaulfuss.

Life is easy for those who have too much money. Last but not least, when choosing the Apple hardware. If in doubt, just buy the most expensive of the units – there’s no agonizing choice. Only a very few people are likely to find themselves in this unenviable situation, but you don’t necessarily want to grab the cheap Apple gadget. Ergo: It applies true price-performance wins to find.

Apple’s real price-performance winners: My tips for iPhone, Mac and Co.

I am happy to help with the search. However, it should be noted that the following recommendations only reflect my personal opinion. Other views are welcome, after all no two people are the same, everyone sets their own priorities and has individual requirements.

  • Mac with the best value for money: This title may still be the first MacBook Air claim it with their own Apple chip. Thanks to the Apple M1, even the two-year-old and also the cheapest variant with 8 GB of RAM is fast enough for all tasks, leaving almost all equivalents with an Intel chip out in the cold. Even the minimum configuration with 256GB of flash memory should be enough for most users if you don’t intend to become a video artist. In some places, the fixed arithmetic scrub still costs less than 1,000 euros – what else is there to think about? By the way, I personally would always prefer a MacBook Air to a Mac mini, the flexibility gained with a notebook is invaluable to me.
Apple MacBook Air 2020 13.3 inch, Apple M1, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Space Gray

Apple MacBook Air 2020 13.3 inch, Apple M1, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Space Gray

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  • The iPhone with the best value for money: Sure, everyone would love to buy the latest iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max, but let’s be honest, it’s iPhone 13 still a perfect classic. Everything but outdated after a year, it is mature in many places and cheaper than Apple.
Apple iPhone 13 - 128GB - BLACK - MIDNIGHT - NEW & OVP - WOW

Apple iPhone 13 – 128GB – BLACK – MIDNIGHT – NEW & OVP – WOW

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  • Apple Watch with the best value for money: The new Apple Watch SE is a sensible and affordable smartwatch through and through. Basically an Apple Watch Series 8 minus the always-on display and minus the health features (ECG and blood oxygen measurement). Other than that, there is probably the best smartwatch in the world for a small price.
Apple Watch SE (2nd generation) GPS 40mm Aluminum Space Gray Sport Band Midnight

Apple Watch SE (2nd generation) GPS 40mm Aluminum Space Gray Sport Band Midnight

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  • iPad with the best value for money: I’ll keep it short, just take it here Ninth generation iPad! Not new, but not only the cheapest iPad, but also the most sensible choice. You have to make do with the old design, Touch ID and home button, but the classic does everything an iPad should do brilliantly. Unfortunately, all other iPads have recently gone up in price so massively that it’s hard to recommend them.
Apple iPad (2021) WiFi - 64GB - Space Grey

Apple iPad (2021) WiFi – 64GB – Space Grey

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  • AirPods with the best value for money: At this point it becomes clear that I wouldn’t really recommend the third generation AirPods, in fact too close to them First generation AirPods with MagSafe charging case from the year 2021. The AirPods Pro on the other hand, has active noise reduction and does not cost much more and is cheaper than the second, only slightly better generation.
Apple AirPods Pro (2021) white - Accessories - NEW!  **

Apple AirPods Pro (2021) white – Accessories – NEW! **

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It’s your choice

If you buy as I recommend, you are not buying too expensive, but not too cheap either, and you should be able to enjoy the Apple devices for a long time. You can of course also vary, if you don’t need AirPods or an iPad, for example, you can spend a little more on Mac and iPhone. Everyone just has to set their own priorities.