Apple Offering iPhone 12 Pre-Approval for iPhone Upgrade Program Customers

Following the debut of the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, Apple is offering pre-approval for the iPhone Upgrade Program ahead of when the first pre-orders begin this Friday.

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Existing and new ‌iPhone‌ Upgrade Program members can use the Apple Store app on the ‌iPhone‌ to go through all of the pre-approval steps to get ready to purchase one of the new iPhones on October 16.

Pre-approvals are available until 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time on October 15 for those who want to purchase an ‌iPhone 12‌ or ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ through the ‌iPhone‌ Upgrade Program. Apple's pre-approval process is designed to make it simple and quick for ‌iPhone‌ Upgrade Program members to purchase their new iPhones right when pre-orders become available.

Those who are part of the ‌iPhone‌ Upgrade Program can select their preferred ‌iPhone‌, confirm their carrier, and get loan approval ahead of time, cutting down on the steps needed to make a purchase on launch date.

‌iPhone‌ Upgrade Program pricing starts at $49.91 per month for the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ and $39.50 per month for the ‌iPhone 12‌. AppleCare+ is included in that monthly price.

Pre-orders for the ‌iPhone 12‌ and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ kick off at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, October 16, with the first orders set to arrive to customers on Friday, October 23. Those who want an ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ or ‌iPhone 12 mini‌ will need to wait, as those devices will be available for pre-order on November 6 with a launch to follow on November 13.

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Top Rated Comments

dangoland Avatar
11 months ago
I’m still a bit peeved with the delay launch of these answers an iPhone upgrade program. Because since another month is passing they conveniently get to Bill me for another month or two for my 11 pro max until the new one ships and everything I’ve paid up until this point they get to keep :/. Has something been confirmed to the contrary?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
H.E. Pennypacker Avatar
11 months ago
Why anyone would open a new line of credit for an iPhone still baffles me, especially when you can order from the carrier with the exact same upgrade program and it just falls under your monthly bill through the carrier.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
QuarterSwede Avatar
11 months ago

still waiting to pre-order

EDIT: FML, November 6th?!
Lol, Yep. Welcome to the 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max wait club.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LegacyDroid Avatar
11 months ago
still waiting to pre-order

EDIT: FML, November 6th?!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wingnut8 Avatar
11 months ago

Isn't using the Apple Card really the same thing as going through the upgrade program? It's a monthly payment with no interest that would pay off the phone after 2 years.
No because you’re buying the phone without the ability to upgrade
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WiseAJ Avatar
11 months ago
Just got to wait for the one for the Pro Max now.

This feature makes preordering stupid simple and I love it. I just set an alarm for 4:50am wake up and then at 5:00 I click one or so buttons and I’m done and back to bed (ok more like posting on here) by 5:01
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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