Previously, the priciest iPhone was that the iPhone 7 Plus using the most storage choice of 256 GB, which conducted you $1,309 in Canada — $250 more than the entry level 32GB 7 Plus.

The asking price on the iPhone X is $1,529 for the 256 GB version in Canada, and $1,319 for the 64 GB version. If you inserted the fancy wireless AirPods, that is another $200 or so. So a totally rigged iPhone X is currently putting you back about $1,700, before taxation and possible carrier activation fees.

However, the carrier subsidy reduces that cost, right?

Keep in mind that you still wind up paying the entire amount, and then a number, through high wireless prices over the period of your contract, and also bear in mind that if you must replace the telephone through some non-warranty issue which is going to be at the cost.

What else can you buy for $1,300 to $1,700 in Canada?

Google Pixel XL

The Google Pixel XL using the maximum 128 GB storage option strikes $1,179 in Canada; if you purchase the optional “oops” protection guarantee it drives the cost up to a bit more than $1,300.

Two BlackBerry KEYOne’s

The BlackBerry branded KEYOne (manufactured and sold by Chinese smartphone manufacturer TCL) sells for about $700 in Canada, two of these would still be less than a fully loaded iPhone X.

13-inch MacBook Pro, $1,729.99

This is the one with the stingy 128GB SSD, but still you’ve got a very strong machine here for real work, not only Snapchat.

All the latest gaming consoles

The completely new PS4 Pro 1TB console is $499 in Canada, the Xbox One S 1TB console is $450, the Nintendo Switch is $400. Yep, all three for $1,350 before taxation, and you still have enough left over to purchase a few games.

All of Amazon’s Alexa smart-home apparatus

Let’s say you get the first music-playing voice-enabled Echo, the new Echo Show (with built-in display), the Echo Appearance (includes a camera for totally not creepy motives), the mobile Echo Tap, a few Echo Dots (slimmed down Echo), the Fire TV (so Alexa can turn your tales on) … you would still need to a third party smart-home thermostat like Canada’s ecobee3 to get to $1,200. Add in a year of Prime membership in Canada and you are closer to $1,300.

20 percent of one Bitcoin

Maybe a bit more. Presently the cryptocurrency goes for about $5,100 dollars in Canada, but people do pay for stuff with fractions of bitcoin.

A literal gold bar

A 1 oz. Gold bar in the Royal Canadian Mint currently sells for about $1,600 on websites like Kitco.

One month’s rent in a one-bedroom apartment in downtown Toronto

A great deal of listings on Kijiji for one-bedroom places for approximately $1,500 to 1,600, and if you are prepared to take a roommate, you can find some two-bedrooms in exactly the exact same price range. So you may get two months from the deal!

70 to 100 bottles of Maple Syrup

Canada’s sweet gold isn’t affordable. A one-litre jar of Costco’s Kirkland Lake brand is $17. Based on the model of phone you purchase, you can trade it in for 70 bottles of distilled sap. That could work out to over 90 kilos of waffle topper!

Courtesy: The Globe And Mail