Apple has finally unveiled its long-awaited iPhone 7, featuring a waterproof, dual-lens camera and wireless AirPod headphones. We’re not here to talk about what the new iPhone can do, we’re here to talk about how much it actually costs. Apple have said the phone will cost around $649-$769 in the States. We have no doubt that some architects will go ahead and still spend all that money just to own an iPhone 7, we want to convince you to do the opposite.

1. Fly to Venice Biennale of Architecture:
You could get a cheap ticket to fly from US to Italy via Kayak or Skyscanner (around 300-400 USD). Better still, if you are in the EU, then you may use Easyjet to get a round trip ticket for 80-100 euro euros. Then, you may look for cheap accommodation via Hotwire deals or Airbnb .


2. Vintage Drafting Table:

If you can afford it, the 1920’s French Architect’s Drafting table would be a fine piece of furniture addition.

Vintage Drafting Table: If you can afford it, the 1920's French Architect's Drafting table would be fine piece of furniture addition.

3. Buy your first 3d printer:
you can buy your personal 3D printer Robo 3dBukito Pirate3d, or you can buy one of these printers

4. Photography:
If you are a photography fan I recommend you get one of these two professional cameras. The Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR 2 Lens Camera KitOr the Nikon D5500 24.2MP DX-format DSLR with the same price (599.00 USD)

5. Adventure Lovers :
Go on any of these life-changing trips from Destination 31, and still have more than enough pocket money to spend

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6. Get a brand new Macbook pro!
You could get a brand new Apple MacBook Pro 13.3″ Laptop with 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 Processor  from Groupon , for the same price of the iPhone 7 !

7. Take the metro for a year, or more !
You may take the metro for 250 times in NYC, 200 times in Paris, 6000 times in india and 12,000 times in Egypt !

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8. LEGO : Buy 10-20 Architecture LEGO sets

LEGO is a really casual gift but I can’t think of an architect that doesn’t have some connection to Lego’s during a certain stage of their lives.


9. Purchase 100 movie tickets :

10. Get three iPods (Touch) instead 

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 11.  Books : Get Taschen Basic Architecture Series  (60 Books of $10 per title)

The Taschen Basic Architecture Series is the gift that keeps on giving. There are new books being added to this series every year and although each book is small (approx 7″ x 9″, 120 images and 96 pages), they are surprisingly detailed.

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