any rumors on IPhone Upgrade Program UK launch date?

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  1. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    I spoke to them a few months ago when this was announced for the US.

    They said they don't have any plans to bring it here, due to the fact there aren't many competitors plus you can get it on finance etc.

    I'd prefer to have it honestly!
     
  2. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Who's them?

    Are you referring to an Apple Store employee? If so, they wouldn't know.
     
  3. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    online chat I did say this was a few months ago, im not saying take my word for it, just advising what was told
     
  4. maka344 macrumors 6502a

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    How does this work exactly in the states?

    You take a contract through Apple on a carrier and then trade up every year?
     
  5. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    I think you you have a choice of say 5 carriers to choose from, you can buy an iPhone via monthly payments for 24 months with the select carrier you choose.

    That way you are locked to a carrier but not to a plan, so you can then get a SIM only plan with that carrier.

    Thus giving you the option to upgrade every year (or 2) if you want.
     
  6. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    You are taking out a loan against Citizen's Bank. They pay Apple the full price of the phone + applecare+, and you pay them back with a 0% interest loan. The first payment is tax + the first month's payment

    The only requirement is that you activate it on one of the U.S.'s 4 major carrier's before you leave, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile.

    Then, after 12 months of payments, you are eligible to trade in the phone to get the newest iPhone and start the loan again.
     
  7. boomdog thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you all for getting back to me. Sorry I took so long to reply.

    So basically a 0% credit card would do the same job?

    I'm so indecisive about whether or not to get a new iPhone.
     
  8. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Yup. Except with AUP, you can trade it in after the first year and get the new iPhone.
     
  9. boomdog thread starter macrumors regular

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    So you pay for half of the phone and then give it back? A one year old phone would probably have at least 50% RRP value so you could probably just sell it and buy another... Originally I thought I'd be signed up the day it launched in the UK (if it ever does) but now I don't know if I'll bother.
     
  10. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    This is the basic idea of the program. You could totally buy full price on launch and sell it. I like the AUP because I don't have to deal with that selling it part. I'm basically guaranteed a 50% trade in. Getting an unlocked phone is the biggest key here though. It's not as big an issue in the EU I think where phones can be unlocked much more easily.
     
  11. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Yup completely agree with you! I look forward to my iPhone 7 LOL
     
  12. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    I buy all my phones outright no need for this
     

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