Macbook Vs iPhone: the better investment?

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Both cost roughly 1k...
but which is better economically?

Can a iPhone or Macbook make you more money? eg by the money making activities you can carry out on the device
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Both cost roughly 1k...
but which is better economically?

Can a iPhone or Macbook make you more money? eg by the money making activities you can carry out on the device
IPhone is the better investment, unless you do programming and video editing - then macbook is the better investment as you get the opportunity to use all the big 3 OS systems (MacOS, Windows 10, Linux) with decent specs to run them smoothly.

End of the day, how useful something is depends on how you use it. So be realistic with your choice.
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Neither. This question makes about as much sense as asking "Should I buy a hammer or a screwdriver, which will make me more money".

MacBooks on the whole are terrible purchases right now from an economical perspective. The MacBook Air remains abysmal value for money in terms of the hardware you get, and the MacBook lineup in general isn't a good longevity purchase with the upcoming shift to ARM based processors.

The "latest and greatest" iPhone on the other hand is a hard sell, based on how little they offer over previous devices. IDK how far back you can go before you find an iPhone that offers significantly different features compared to todays models. But even going so far as an iPhone 8 isn't likely to impact your experience.

Odds are if you're asking the question you shouldn't be buying either.
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The skills you have to monetise should be the decision maker, not the device. A laptop can be used by freelance video editors or professional DJs to make hundreds of thousands of pounds per year but that means nothing if you don't have the knowledge or qualifications to excel in those industries. Meanwhile rapid access to the internet and social platforms in the hands of a major social media personality is more useful to building their platform and eventually amassing brand deals and ad revenue, but that again means nothing if you don't know how to cultivate that into a profitable operation.
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