I’ve been developing iOS apps as a hobby for the past eight months, and I released my first ever iOS app on the store around six months ago.
I am now at a point where I feel ready to take on more complex projects, but here’s the problem: I have never owned an iPhone.
This has resulted in a couple of pretty severe limitations (no Camera simulation, no native push notifications support AFAIK, and in general can’t test my code on a real device), so I have come to you for help.
I can’t spend very much on a device right now (so the newest iPhones are out of the question) but I’d like to get something able to work both as a testing device and a daily driver.
After looking around for a bit I think I narrowed down the choices to two main candidates:
I’d more or less be able to get the devices for:
|iPhone 7 (32 GB)||New||~480€|
|iPhone 7 (128 GB)||Refurbished||~430€|
|iPhone 7 (128 GB)||Used||~350€|
|iPhone 8 (64 GB)||New||~640€|
|iPhone 8 (64 GB)||Used||~500-550€|
I guess the question can be boiled down to: should I get an iPhone 7 for ~450€ or is it worth to spend the extra 100€ to get the iPhone 8? The main difference would be the newer processor and maybe the ability to wireless-charge it.
Am I overlooking something important?
Thank you all for the time.