My iPhone 8 is almost 3 years old, as is my wife’s 8+, so we’re looking at upgrading.
For the first time - ever - we’re in a position to buy our phones outright. I actually spent time on a ‘chat’ with… with… Telstra this afternoon, trying to see if they could beat Optus’ prices on a 12 Mini for me, and 12 Pro for wifey. I know! Don’t know what I was thinking! Telstra! They actually were about $200 cheaper on the iPhone 12 Pro, but $300 worse on the 12 Mini!
Then it occurred to me - We could afford to buy the phones outright, and after doing the sums - we would save $500 over 3 years by doing just that.
My question now is - am I going to be happy with the 12 Mini, or should I go for an SE instead?
As I understand it, the SE is essentially an 8 with better specs, whereas the 12 Mini is - different… it would mean that 4 letter word… CHANGE… Face id instead of fingerprint… no home button??
There’s about $221 difference in the price… Will I regret upgrading to - new shiny?
Sheesh… AND — Would you get the iPhone 12 Pro, or the iPhone 12 Pro Max?! There’s $150 difference, for 2 hrs more battery life, better camera, bigger phone… I think my wife’s going to have to hold one in her hands to compare… We looked online and could see that the 12 Pro is similar in size to the 8+, and she was happy with that, but - $150 over 3 years… if it’s not TOO big, that’s not unreasonable…
PS I know - it’s so unlike me saying $150 is not much money… Quit working for bitch-face last year after covid meant getting grilled every day over zoom over why I hadn’t done my job, whilst working on 30% less hours. Now work for an essential service.