$900+ for a PREMIUM iPhone Plus Every Year?!

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  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Am I reading this right?

    Now mind you, I only quickly glanced at the terms when going to Apple's site to ready my preorder for the iPhone 6S PLUS.

    They want over $900 to get a new phone every year?
     
  2. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    Are you referring to the 16GB model? If so that's $900 every 2 years. Half that for one year. Also includes AppleCare+.
     
  3. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Looking at the 128GB iPhone 6 Pkus
     
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  5. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you know how to do math? $44.91 times 12 months is $538.92.

    I swear to god this forum gets dumber every day.
     
  6. Cryates macrumors 65816

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    The payment terms are 24 installments for the full retail price of the phone, plus the price AppleCare+. The advantage is that you only have to make 12 installments before trading in your device and upgrading to the newest one. If you choose to do so, then you forgo the remaining 12 months and start a new 24-month cycle for the new iPhone.

    Really you end up paying half-price for the phone over a year and can always stay up on the latest iPhone tech.
     
  7. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's the answer I needed

    It's hard to figure this out with Apple Care attached and any other possible surcharges.

    Plus I am at work and just had time to glance at terms

    Thank you!!!!
     
  8. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

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    You asked a simple question that could have been answered by looking at the exact page you claimed to be looking at. I honestly have no idea how you could have come up with $900 – that price isn't listed anywhere on the page and none of the monthly installment pricing adds up to that.

    /thread
     
  9. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Actually No.

    Go configure a 128GB Plus and see the price Apple gives you. It is over $900

    And again I had mere minutes to glance at it
     
  10. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    It's that time of year again where the forums go down the hole.
     
  11. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Agreed
     
  12. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    Your question didn't ask what retail was...
     
  13. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    As such, don't make them go down the drain with pretty clearly written info available.
     
  14. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    My question was based on the price Apple stated I would have to pay. Im
     
  15. Cryates macrumors 65816

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    My best guess is what you glanced at was the retail price. Just a mistake people...move on.
     
  16. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    I mean, he's technically right if he decides to pay for the phone outright every year
     
  17. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank You
     
  18. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    We were always pretty much paying full price for the phone even with the subsidies through our carriers.

    With the Next or Edge program, sure. You may not pay full price right away, but eventually you either pay off the phone to own it, or keep turning it in while never owning it. The money eventually will end up out of your pocket one way or another.
     
  19. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, there is some confusion here on my part.

    The way I understood it, when watching yesterday's keynote, was that Apple was introducing a program whereas someone could get a new iPhone every year with monthly payments.

    So, going to the preorder checker website, it appears that it's NOT Apple's program but rather the NEXT program.

    I am not yet eligible for the program, so I will have to shell out $900+ (minus about $450 for my iPhone 6 Plus I am trading in).

    However, in another year, I am eligible to get into the NEXT program as I will be out of contract with the current purchase.

    Do I have all this correct?
     
  20. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Back when EDGE was initiated, we didn't have to fulfill the current two year agreement. Obviously an incentive to move tongue program.

    Check and see if this is still in play.
     
  21. MotionxxUSxx macrumors 6502

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    I think people are forgetting that since the phone is not being subsidized anymore, the wireless plans are cheaper than what they would have payed with a subsidized phone.
     
  22. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Sort of... AT&T charges a device usage fee per month in their new mobile share plans between $15-$25 a month. I ran the numbers and the cheapest option is still buying the phone subsidized and staying on the older plans. They wouldn't be aggressively phasing out the unlimited plans and what not if they brought in more money than the current ones.
     

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