Betty asked: “I have a regular old flip phone and I’d like to buy an iPhone. What kind of iPhone should I buy?”
Any of them will be a huge improvement, but you may be a good candidate for a low end model.
A cheaper iPhone will let you test the features, get used to the new type of phone, and it will also let you get used to the new form factor.
Smartphones are larger than flip phones, and people mostly talk about how wonderful the larger screen is, but really, flip phones are more comfortable.
The newest iPhone, the 4” SE, is a solid phone with a fast processor, a good camera, and all of the features you’ve likely heard about including Apple Pay and Live Photos.
The SE is also the cheapest iPhone, you can buy it for $400, or finance it from $13/month.
If you actually do want a bigger phone, the next one in line is the 6, it has a slower processor and you’d lose some features like Live Photos, but it’s a solid phone that may help your eyes, since it comes with a feature called Display Zoom, which uses the phone’s screen size and it permanently zooms everything in: text, icons, everything. The 6 starts at $549.
The 6S is the current top of the line, it looks the same as a 6, but it has a better processor and some extra features like Force Touch which lets you access contextual menus by pressing down harder, and Live Photos. The 6S will cost you $650.
Again, coming from the flip phone world, any iPhone will be a huge step forward. If you don’t want the bigger screen, the newest and cheapest SE is probably a very nice starting point.