iPhone 12 Upgrade Program Now Available in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland

Reservations for Apple's iPhone 12 Upgrade Program are once again available in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

iphone upgrade program uk
The program has been unavailable in the United Kingdom since November 5 due to lockdown restrictions in England. Unfortunately, because of the way Apple's retail system operates, this meant the program was also temporarily unavailable in the UK's other three constituent countries, despite those nations' devolved governments imposing different public protection measures.

Whatever the operational issue was with Apple's retail system, it now appears to have been resolved, and customers in those countries can now book reservations in local Apple stores.

Stores in England remain open only for click-and-collect and returns, and lockdown restrictions are set to remain in place until at least December 2, when they will be reviewed by the UK government.

(Thanks, Antony!)

Top Rated Comments

Morningbell5 Avatar
11 months ago
Is driving to Wales to collect an iPhone 12 Pro Max deemed as “essential travel”? ?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
profets Avatar
11 months ago

Canadians be like ??‍♂️
Canadians be like



Attachment Image
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kebabselector Avatar
11 months ago

Is driving to Wales to collect an iPhone 12 Pro Max deemed as “essential travel”? ?
Depends if you're using the eye test defence.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonproject Avatar
11 months ago
Canadians be like ??‍♂️
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DaveMcM76 Avatar
11 months ago
Now we just need to lose the in store requirement for the Upgrade Program and have it available via mail in to return the old phone like you can in the US - my nearest Apple Store is a 300 mile round trip since I moved to the Scottish Highlands a couple of years ago!

I did hope with Covid they might look at introducing that option here, but sadly no sign of it yet.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wonderboyf1 Avatar
11 months ago
We can boogie ????????
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

signal icon

Encrypted Messaging App Signal Stops Working in China

Tuesday March 16, 2021 3:25 am PDT by
Encrypted messaging app Signal appears to have been banned in China, reports TechCrunch. While the app remains available in the App Store, the service is no longer operational in mainland China, according to the censorship tracking website Greatfire.org. Western-run social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have been unavailable in the country for some time, but Signal has largely...
apple lille france

All 20 Apple Stores in France to Close Again Under Third Lockdown

Friday April 2, 2021 3:31 am PDT by
Apple is once again closing all of its retail locations in France due to the ongoing health crisis, the first time since last year where all 20 locations have been closed, MacGeneration reports. France currently remains on heightened alert due to the pandemic, with some regions under stricter lockdowns than others. The majority of Apple Stores in the country have remained closed, while...
app store blue banner uk fixed

Epic Games Files Complaint to Support UK Antitrust Watchdog's Apple Probe

Tuesday March 30, 2021 4:19 am PDT by
Epic Games today said it had filed a complaint to the UK's antitrust watchdog in support of the government department's ongoing investigation into Apple's alleged anti-competitive behavior. In September 2020, the United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an initial inquiry into developers' complaints about Apple's App Store and so-called "anti-competitive" practices....
Pro Display XDR Blue

Apple Adjusts Pro Display XDR Marketing in UK Following Complaints of Misleading Claims

Monday April 12, 2021 8:38 am PDT by
Apple has adjusted the marketing of its high-end Pro Display XDR in the UK following complaints to the country's Advertising Standards Authority that it was misleading customers. As reported by 9to5Mac, the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) had received complaints from customers about Apple's indirect claim that the Pro Display XDR features a 100% P3 wide color gamut. Apple previously...
apple store palo alto

Apple Reopens All 270 Retail Stores in the United States

Monday March 1, 2021 9:24 am PST by
All 270 Apple retail stores in the United States have been reopened as of today, marking the first time that Apple has had all locations operational since stores began closing in March 2020. When the first shutdowns occurred on March 14, 2020, Apple initially planned to reopen stores starting on March 27th, but that did not happen and stores have been opening and closing on a rotating basis...
one more thing november

UK Court Backs Swatch in 'One More Thing' Trademark Row With Apple

Tuesday March 30, 2021 1:48 am PDT by
Apple has lost a legal bid to block Swatch from registering Steve Jobs' famous "One more thing" saying as a trademark in the UK, reports The Telegraph. Apple argued that the Swiss watchmaker had trademarked the slogan in "bad faith," as it has been associated with Apple for more than 20 years. The late Steve Jobs often used the phrase to announce new products at the end of Apple...
apple wwdc app developer academy global stats

Apple Further Expands Developer Academy Program With First Detroit Applications Opening This Week

Wednesday May 12, 2021 5:39 am PDT by
Apple today released an update on the progress of the Apple Developer Academy program, ahead of applications for the new Detroit site opening this week. The Apple Developer Academy sets out to provide enrolled students with app development training and entrepreneurial skills. Apple offers two different training programs: 30-day foundation courses that cover specific topics, such as an...
regent street apple

iPhone Upgrade Program Resumes in England

Wednesday December 2, 2020 6:49 am PST by
As England's second national lockdown comes to an end today, after four weeks of waiting, many customers enrolled in Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program are finally able to go in-store to complete their upgrade. England entered a second national lockdown on Thursday, November 5, meaning that Apple stores in England were forced to close, with some converting to a click-and-collect service only. ...
g7 summit 2021

Big Tech Companies to Be Hit by 'Historic' International Tax Agreement

Saturday June 5, 2021 5:24 am PDT by
Some of the world's richest countries have today reached a landmark agreement to close international tax loopholes used by some of the biggest multinational corporations, including big tech companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon (via Reuters). At the G7 summit in London, representatives of the U.S., UK, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, and Japan reached an agreement on a coordinated effort...
apple maps and look around

Apple Maps Vehicles Begin Collecting 'Look Around' Imagery in Czech Republic

Friday June 4, 2021 12:08 pm PDT by
Apple Maps vehicles equipped with LiDAR technology have started surveying select regions of Czech Republic this month, collecting street-level imagery and data, according to a list of locations maintained on Apple's website. Apple also started surveying the neighboring country of Poland in May as image collection expands across Eastern Europe. Apple will use the data collected to improve its ...