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Other Apple Card with new iPhone (FYI)

mattopotamus

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This is more of an observations as I was doing a dummy run of the purchase process. I am surprised the Apple Card doesn't offer 0% financing. It seems you are still directed to the Barclays card for 0% financing. I know it was never advertised, but I am surprised.

edit: If you are post paid with any of the big 4, you can select the monthly payment option using your Apple Card and also receive 3% cash back. The SIM free version does not offer the monthly payment option unless you use the Barclays card.
 
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ruslan120

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Yeah but does Barclay's card come in Titanium? :p

Why not get both for the best of both worlds
 
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wingnut8

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You can do the Apple payment thing where it's 24 months no interest and use the Apple Card for 3% cash back
 
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wingnut8

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Ahh yes the iPhone upgrade plan. Just not a huge fan of the perpetual payments.
It's not the iPhone upgrade program though. There are two options when you go to the pricing page.

 
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mattopotamus

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It's not the iPhone upgrade program though. There are two options when you go to the pricing page.


yeah, and to do the monthly payments you have to either do the IUP or the Barclays card. I just did a fake purchase and nowhere does the option for monthly payments come up unless you are doing one of those.

edit: I wonder if it is because I chose SIM Free
 
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wingnut8

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yeah, and to do the monthly payments you have to either do the IUP or the Barclays card. I just did a fake purchase and nowhere does the option for monthly payments come up unless you are doing one of those.

edit: I wonder if it is because I chose SIM Free
It says right on there use Apple Card.
 
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AreYouIn?

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I was really hoping for something like 0% with the Apple Card. Due to my employer discount on my wireless bill Apple can't see my wireless account. I couldn't do the upgrade program due to that and I just tested this new monthly thing and it's the same. SIM free is not included in monthly payments as others have said.
 
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mattopotamus

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I was really hoping for something like 0% with the Apple Card. Due to my employer discount on my wireless bill Apple can't see my wireless account. I couldn't do the upgrade program due to that and I just tested this new monthly thing and it's the same. SIM free is not included in monthly payments as others have said.

exactly, and you cannot buy the carrier phones without being post paid. In my case, I am a prepaid customer.
 
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