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Thread: I need an iPhone to track Airtags- will iPhone 8 be Ok for 2 years ?

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    I need an iPhone to track Airtags- will iPhone 8 be Ok for 2 years ?

    I am using my iPad to track my Airtags

    I would like to get a used iPhone 8 , or something that can get new OS for a couple years

    probably use Tmobile,

    where is a good place to get a Used one in decent , not mint condition ?

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    I would look on either your local Craigslist or even better, Swappa.com for a decent iPhone XR. A year newer than the 8 and a pretty good phone. I only buy unlocked phones but you might be able to save a few bucks if you find a T-Mobile locked version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daleraver View Post
    I would look on either your local Craigslist or even better, Swappa.com for a decent iPhone XR. A year newer than the 8 and a pretty good phone. I only buy unlocked phones but you might be able to save a few bucks if you find a T-Mobile locked version.
    Agreed with this, try get a Xr.
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    Thanks for your advise ,

    I am not going to use it as my main phone, just for Airtag tracking

    I have other Android phones.

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    I don't think an iPhone 8 would be a good choice. It is already close to its End of Life cycle and it may not get all of the required updates to use the AirTags effectively. We know that the minimum hardware requirement is the iPhone 6S currently, but who knows what might happen if a new iOS is rolled out next year or 2 years from now ? Just saying........
    Last edited by Serial Port; 09-24-2021 at 06:40 PM.
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    that is why i asked , you need the newest OS to get the Airtag updates

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    At least the 8 already supports airtags. The 11 and newer (except for the 2020 SE) support precision finding. But I'm sure those are too much to spend for your use case.

    I think the 8 would probably work well for you depending on the price.
    iPhone 12 Pro is my current primary phone. And also have a Galaxy a10e as a backup travel phone.

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    is a SE 2020 basically the same as an 8 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackVW View Post
    is a SE 2020 basically the same as an 8 ?
    Closer to the 11 in an 8 case. Some other older components like camera. Doesn’t have precision finding of AirTags.

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