Apple iPhone Upgrade Program: have your phone delivered and send back the old one

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  1. antonyt80 macrumors newbie

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  2. cast128 macrumors member

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    Finally! This is how the program should have worked from the beginning. This will make it so much easier come September :D
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    That is if Apple actually has available stock for the iPhone 8, compared to last years disaster for those who are upgrade members.
     
  4. edlex macrumors 68000

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    This was always in their "fine print" but never executed. We'll see if they implement it this year. Hopefully they will so ALL the online inventory is open to upgrade program members as opposed to last years debacle of only having store inventory to choose from.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, if there's enough stock to go around without making people wait a month :D
     
  6. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

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    Given the rumors for this years iPhone...I feel like its gonna be a crazy rush
     
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I'll probably still do it in store. I don't trust shipping my phone in in case it is damaged in transit. Read stories about that happening with Next. Then if they try to dispute the condition of my phone, I am in store with them and can physically see the "issue" if there is one.
     
  8. cast128 macrumors member

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    I'm not too worried about this. I've purchased all my iPhones at launch through Apple and I've never had a bad experience. Always delivered on launch date in perfect condition, and better yet I don't have to deal with the crazy launch day / weekend crowds. It's just a more convenient option for me personally and like others have mentioned, hopefully this will prevent the debacle for IUP customers of the iPhone 7 launch.

    Shippings seems like hit or miss these days and there are certain items I would never have shipped to me, so I understand where you are coming from.
     
  9. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Just means you have to wait till you return your phone

    Makes sense doing this program for me as I'm going sim only from now on.
     
  10. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    You may have misinterpreted what I said. Shipping my current device back to Apple may result in a damaged device during transit and I won't get credit for the UDP.

    I have no problems receiving phones in the mail. It's sending them in for trade in and inspection.

    There have been plenty of stories of Next devices being received as damaged even though it was shipped in perfect condition.
     
  11. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    Us T-Mobile customers still need to upgrade in store though. Not a big deal anyway since I generally wait until the craziness has died down to upgrade anyway.
     
  12. edlex macrumors 68000

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    I thought I read somewhere that in addition to mailing it back you also have the option to return the phone in store within 2 weeks of receiving the upgrade phone.
     
  13. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I'm sure that's the case. AT&T added that option with Next. But I do enjoy going on launch day!
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I betting Apple cools some of the demand with a "Special" price for the 8.
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    What happens when you do return it? Do they pay you for your traded in phone? I know they are not going to return it.

    Read that fine print for sure!
     
  15. edlex macrumors 68000

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    Whether you return it to the Apple Store or through the mail the remaining portion of the previous loan is forgiven.
     
  16. wxman2003 Suspended

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    You are better off selling off your old phone on your own. You will get more money, thus the cost of the 8 will be less.
     
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I think I would pass on this. You will be getting less than the device is worth but I can see many would do it to avoid any hassle.
     
  18. wxman2003 Suspended

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    You also pay for AppleCare+, whether you want it or not.
     
  19. edlex macrumors 68000

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    Yeah that's my situation. For me it's more convenient to return it back through the upgrade program than deal with selling it on my own.
     
  20. wxman2003 Suspended

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    If you sell your phone to buybackworld, gazelle, etc, you break even with the iphone plan. For instance, if you buy a 7 plus 128 gig model, your cost would be roughly $36 a month, without the applecare added, and that comes out to about $435 after 1 year. That's about what those companies would give you for a 1 year old iPhone 7 plus.
     

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