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Posted under: Opinion Technology

Why I'll probably pay $700 for an iPhone 7, even with an upgrade

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The iPhone 7 is out, and I've scrolled through my timeline to see friends post their new shiny gadgets almost everyday this week. But my phone, outdated and plated a gold that has now dulled, proceeds to go through the beginning stages of malfunction. It's inevitable. Only two out of the five chargers I have actually work, while the other three are now some foreign accessory incompatible with my computer all of a sudden. There's the occasional blackout and erratic app behavior, but this is just a part of the transition all of us go through when the new and improved version of the iPhone is released. While I, like most, patiently wait for my free upgrade (luckily mine is in October), I realized I'll be spending just as much, if not more, on iPhone 7 accessories. Seriously, how could a free upgrade still run you $700? This is how:

Air Pods ($159)

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Photo: Apple
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iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case ($99)

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Photo: Apple
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Apple Watch ($549)

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Photo: Apple
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Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar™ ($99)

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iPhone 7 Alpha Glass Screen Protector ($39)

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Photo: Otterbox
Photo: Otterbox

Native Union TAG Cable ($49)

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Kate Spade NY  Pop Fizz Clink Rose Gold Glitter Case ($49)

Photo: Best Buy
Photo: Best Buy
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Naked Tough Iridescent Case ($35)

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Photo: Case Mate
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Joey GripTight PRO GorillaPod Stand for Smartphones ($59)

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Photo: B & H Clearly these things add up quickly. Which iPhone accessories help you maximize your favorite gadget? Let us know in the comments below!

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