You obviously don’t want to spend a ton of money on getting your kid a new iPhone. They don’t need the fanciest model or a brand new device. You can get a great refurbished iPhone for them at a fraction of the cost 🙌🏼. But then that begs the question...what model do you get them? It really depends on what you think they’ll be using it for. Any phone that supports iOS 14 can have parental controls enabled, so there’s no need to worry about that front.
The iPhone 6, 7, or 8 Generations
In general, if you’re not looking to spend a ton of money, an older generation phone might be preferable. These phones are still totally functional for streaming, playing games, texting, and all that fun stuff, they just don’t have the same advanced features as a newer generation. Younger kids who are using the phone as more of a toy or gaming device would do well with an iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, or 8 Plus.
The iPhone SE is a 2020 model, so the technology behind it is up to date, but it’s not nearly as expensive as the other new releases this year. It has a 4.7-inch display, so it’s a bit smaller than other phones, but it also means it’ll be a bit easier to handle by tiny hands. It doesn’t have Face ID, but it does have Touch ID. Which might be a plus for some parents. The camera is 12 megapixels, which is the same as the iPhone 12 series also released this year.
If your child is a bit older, but still not ready for a premium iPhone, the iPhone 11 is a great option. It has a 6.1-inch display, which makes it great for games and streaming. It’s also water resistant, which is great if your kiddo happens to be a bit accident-prone. The internal mechanics of the iPhone 11 are the same as the Pro models, so you’re not compromising on functionality. The iPhone 11 also comes in different colours, so your kid can pick what they like the best.
iPhone 11 Pro
The great thing about getting a refurbished phone from Frank is that you can get a higher quality phone for a low price. The iPhone 11 Pro offers triple camera action, which is great for kids who are a little bit older and more interested in digital media. This phone is great for a content creation. It has the same camera specs as the iPhone Pro Max, but for less money.
Your kids are probably going to be thrilled with any iPhone that comes their way, but finding the one that will match more with what they’re using it for can make it extra special.