iPhone Upgrade Program

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How to Purchase an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus From an Apple Store on September 25

Monday September 14, 2015 1:55 pm PDT by
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s pre-orders began on September 12 at 12:01 AM Pacific, with two options to receive your new smartphone: home delivery or in-store pickup. Customers that do not place a pre-order or reservation for in-store pickup can also try their luck by standing in line at an Apple Store on September 25, but expect long lines. Most retail locations will open early at 8:00 AM local time. ...

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Apple Applies for Trademark of 'iPhone for Life' in Hong Kong

Thursday October 8, 2020 5:45 am PDT by
Apple has applied for a trademark on the phrase "iPhone for Life" in Hong Kong, according to a partly-private filing discovered by Patently Apple. The phrase "‌iPhone‌ for Life" is reportedly associated with telecoms providers and third-party Apple resellers, including U.S. carrier Sprint, to advertise ‌iPhone‌ rental programs. Apple itself has never used the expression. The application ...

Apple Offering Pre-Approval for iPhone Upgrade Program in Apple Store App

Wednesday September 12, 2018 5:43 pm PDT by
Following the announcement of the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max, which will be available for pre-order this Friday, Apple is letting prospective and existing iPhone Upgrade customers get pre-approval through the Apple Store app [Direct Link]. When selecting "View Pricing" on the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, there's a banner option to "Get Ready" for the iPhone XS pre-order. Tapping on this...

T-Mobile Customers Can Now Enroll in iPhone Upgrade Program Online

Thursday August 23, 2018 5:32 pm PDT by
T-Mobile customers are now able to enroll in the iPhone Upgrade program online, a process that used to require a visit to an Apple Store. The change is reflected in updated language in the Apple Store app, which now says that customers can join the iPhone Upgrade Program online with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon. AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint users have been able to enroll in the iPhone...

Apple in Talks With Goldman Sachs Over Potential iPhone Buyer Finance Options

Wednesday February 7, 2018 2:56 am PST by
Apple is in talks with its investment bank Goldman Sachs about the possibility of offering customers financial loans when buying Apple products, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. The Wall Street firm is in talks to offer financing to shoppers buying phones, watches and other gadgets from Apple, people familiar with the matter said. Customers purchasing a $1,000 ...

Apple Sending Emails to iPhone Upgrade Program Customers Who Had iPhone X Pre-Order Failures [Updated]

Friday October 27, 2017 10:00 pm PDT by
Apple this evening began sending emails to customers who attempted to pre-order an iPhone X through the iPhone Upgrade Program but ran into a problem during the process. In the email Apple asks customers to place a new iPhone Upgrade Program order and to reply to the email with the order number. It's not clear why Apple is asking for order numbers, but it could be that the company is planning...

Apple Offering Pre-Approvals to iPhone Upgrade Program Customers Ahead of iPhone 8

Wednesday September 13, 2017 7:43 am PDT by
Apple has emailed customers enrolled in its iPhone Upgrade Program with instructions on how to get a head start on the iPhone 8 pre-order process. Apple advises customers to open the Apple Store app on their current iPhone, choose their preferred iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus model, and get pre-approved for an iPhone Upgrade Program loan. The window to get pre-approved ends tomorrow, Thursday,...

Apple Restricts iPhone 7 Reservations to Upgrade Program Members

Friday September 23, 2016 2:57 pm PDT by
Apple recently updated the confirmation email it sends to customers who reserve an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus to clarify that in-store reservations are now limited to iPhone Upgrade Program members in the United States. Apple allows upgraders to reserve an iPhone through its iPhone Upgrade Program reservation system for pick up in store, but many customers were able to bypass the program and...

iPhone 7 Plus Availability Improving Through Apple's Upgrade Program

Tuesday September 20, 2016 1:54 am PDT by
A spot check of Apple's reservation system for iPhone Upgrade Program members reveals iPhone 7 Plus availability is slowly improving in the United States. iPhone 7 Plus models in select storage capacities and colors, sans Jet Black models, are available for reservation at select Apple retail stores in California, Florida, New York, and some other states as of the time this article was...

Apple Makes More iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Stock Available to Upgrade Program Members

Wednesday September 14, 2016 6:28 am PDT by
Last week, a number of customers enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade Program were unable to pre-order the specific iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus model they wanted due to limited stock when orders began at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday. Apple had already warned that demand would outstrip supply as usual, but unlike regular customers, iPhone Upgrade Program members were not given the option to...

Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over iPhone Upgrade Program Woes

Monday September 12, 2016 1:59 pm PDT by
Boston law firm Block & Leviton today announced it has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple on behalf of iPhone Upgrade customers who are dissatisfied with how Apple handled iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders last Friday. When customers who participate in the iPhone Upgrade Program went to pre-order an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, they were forced to reserve a device from a local Apple retail...

Apple Collecting Customer Information in Effort to Address iPhone Upgrade Program Pre-Order Issues

Monday September 12, 2016 8:04 am PDT by
Last week, we reported that the iPhone Upgrade Program caused frustration for some customers attempting to pre-order an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. Specifically, some customers enrolled in the program were unable to select the model, carrier, color, or storage capacity they desired, or any iPhone in some cases, due to limited stock seemingly as soon as pre-orders began.The underlying reason...

iPhone Upgrade Program Causes Headaches on Launch Day Due to Limited Stock

Friday September 9, 2016 10:38 am PDT by
While the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus became available for pre-order at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time this morning, some customers enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade Program were unable to select the model, carrier, color, or storage capacity they desired due to limited stock seemingly as soon as orders began. MacRumors reader Pbrutto of Allentown, Pennsylvania said that there were no iPhones available ...

Apple's Upgrade Program Now Available for iPhones Purchased Through Online Store

Monday April 25, 2016 3:54 pm PDT by
With the launch of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple introduced an iPhone Upgrade Program in the U.S. designed to let Apple customers pay a monthly installment fee for a new iPhone and trade it in after 12 months of payments to get the next-generation iPhone. When it debuted, the iPhone Upgrade Program required customers to purchase their iPhones within an Apple retail store to take advantage...

Verizon Introducing $20 Fee to Upgrade Your Smartphone

Thursday March 31, 2016 9:09 am PDT by
Verizon customers planning on upgrading to the iPhone SE or another new smartphone should do so sooner rather than later, as the U.S.'s largest carrier has outlined plans to introduce a new $20 upgrade fee starting next week. Beginning next Monday, April 4, a new $20 flat rate charge will be applied to smartphones purchased on a Device Payment financing plan, or at full retail price, according ...

Apple Pushing iPhone Upgrades During Holiday Shopping Season

Friday December 11, 2015 6:58 am PST by
Apple this week has encouraged customers to trade in and upgrade to a new iPhone through its website, email and an App Store banner advertisement. Apple's new section on its iPhone website reminds customers about trading in their current smartphone at the Apple Store or online through partner Brightstar for up to $320 instant credit. Apple accepts the iPhone 4 or later for trade in. Apple's ...

iPhone Upgraders: Apple Offers Partial Refunds for AppleCare+

Wednesday October 14, 2015 10:56 am PDT by
As carriers move away from two-year contracts, and towards financing programs that break down the full price of an iPhone into equal monthly payments, it is worth a reminder that Apple offers partial refunds for unused AppleCare+ coverage, minus the value of any service already provided. Since many carrier financing programs enable customers to upgrade to a new iPhone after a minimum of 12...

iPhone Upgrade Program Causing Headaches for Some Launch Day Customers

Friday September 25, 2015 11:58 am PDT by
Apple launched its iPhone Upgrade Program today in the U.S., enabling customers to purchase the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus with AppleCare+ coverage included for 24 equal payments of between around $30 and $45 per month depending on the model. After at least 12 monthly payments, the customer can upgrade to a new iPhone and restart the 24-month payment cycle. Apple stipulates that the iPhone...

Samsung May Follow Apple by Launching Smartphone Leasing Program

Sunday September 20, 2015 7:49 pm PDT by
Samsung is planning to follow in Apple's footsteps by launching its own Galaxy smartphone leasing program in the U.S. over the coming months, according to Forbes.The South Korean electronics giant is planning to launch a program for leasing its Galaxy phones in the U.S. market, similar to the one Apple announced just weeks ago, according to an industry executive with knowledge of Samsung’s...