So, I really want to create apps. I've looked into objective-c. I've watched many YouTube videos regarding it for a while now and looked through many how to code websites like codeschool, and I feel like it's something I can learn and eventually create games for the App Store. Problem is, I need a Mac. A Mac with enough horsepower for me to develop apps. That's my endgame goal right now. I've told my dad about my plan, my goal, and how I will do it. It's something I'm really passionate and ambitious about it. It's not something I just thought of over night and just decide to do it. I just need a Mac. Xcode, and a developer account is something I can get myself. Do you have any tips? My grades aren't that bad, and my dad know I'm consistent with my grade. (8th grade) I'm joining programs and classes in school that's teaching me how to code in Objective C. Even after showing how serious I am about this long-term goal, my dad still refuse. He says it's too expensive. I know it is too expensive, but I need him to trust me. Trust me that I will make this investment worth it. Trust me that I won't disappoint him. It will be a great learning experience for me and will eventually end up being my career. I just need some techniques I can use to get him to agree to buy me one. I will work hard and persevere as much as I can to make this goal and dream of mine come true. "I'm still too young to get a job" will probably just sound like an excuse to sound spoil to you, but it's true. I'm barely finishing middle school soon. I am by all mean grateful for everything my father has done to me. His effort to get up early and drive me to school, I am forever indebted to him for being such a great and devoted father, but I also have my dreams to achieve. I've done pretty much everything on all the list of "how to convince your parent" like doing chores, etc. Any tips will be appreciated!