OK, I have a great opportunity to get an iPhone mostly paid for based on needs for school - control Apex and NanoBox lighting, view webcam, lead VR expeditions, hotspot when school wifi goes down, etc. Instead of being elated I am stressed out because I have to act today or tomorrow so I thought I would ask here since many of you are super techy. I am SO not techy - my current old Android is only my second phone ever and first smartphone, for over a year it has been unable to download any apps, I cannot access Apex or view webcam from it, has no accelerometer, it combines unrelated texts, you get the picture. I am Mac everywhere else, so am going iPhone. I currently have cheap pay-as-you-go T-Mobile (along with husband) which I am fine with for now, but am thinking of switching to Verizon, but it would be good to not have to switch this weekend. After wasting hours online seeing about various forms of "unlocked," went to Apple website that says if you get Verizon phone, you can also switch to T-Mobile, but NOT vice versa. I lack what seems to be common knowledge about phones and carriers. So, I think it'll be 7 or 6S, although last night I was considering 8 or SE (students said SE because it is what I need and I am "used to a tiny phone"). They all have features I need = basic. I'm not a photographer or gamer, but 32GB seems small. I think I will visit Apple Store (ugh) after event at Dick's to compare options in person, but being less confused going in would help. Any bits of advice or experience are welcome. If not, I will pick something and pretend it was a gift and be happy.