Whether you’re an iPhone user or not, you would’ve probably heard all the hullabaloo about the recent release of the new Apple iPhone – the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.
These brand-new, highly anticipated smartphones will include features like a durable glass front and back, wireless charging, retina HD display, 12MP camera, plus much more.
You’ll only need a casual $1579 for a 64GB iPhone X or $1829 for the 256GB iPhone X. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will set you back, a much more reasonable, $1079 – $1479.
iPhone fanatics everywhere are eagerly awaiting November 3 when the iPhone X will ship to Australia. However, if you are looking for other ways to splurge and spend $1500, we have found three holidays to take over the first weekend in November that are cheaper than buying the iPhone X.
Return flights for two: $1000*
3 nights’ 4-star accommodation for two: $480
Auckland, New Zealand
Return flights for two: $950*
3 nights’ 4-star accommodation for two: $540
New Caledonia & Vanuatu
While this option is a tad more expensive than $1500, it is still cheaper than the 256GB iPhone X. Plus, instead of a 3-night getaway, you will get a 7-night getaway on the Pacific Island Hopper cruise by P&O Cruises, which will take you to Noumea and Mare in New Caledonia and Port Vila in Vanuatu.
7-day cruise for two: $1,740~
So if you have that extra cash lying around, maybe you should forgo a new phone and instead grab your family, friends or partner and consider escaping on a long-weekend away. However, before you depart head into your local BOQ branch and chat to the team about travel insurance, cash passports or currency exchange.
*Please note: Flight prices are for flights from Brisbane on Friday 3 November returning on Monday 6 November.
~Please note: Cruise price is for departures from Brisbane.