Apple iPhone Upgrade Program questions

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by patricem, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. patricem macrumors 6502

    patricem

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    I planned on paying for my X in full, but now I am thinking about the Apple iPhone Upgrade Program, so I can trade it in every year for a new phone. Parts of that sounds appealing to me. Is there a way to pre-register for this ahead of the launch? Should I pre-register for the 8+, place the order, then cancel? Don't really want to do that but wondering if thats the only way? I am just liking the thoughts of trading it in every year for the newer model, instead of holding on to the phone for 2-3 years like I usually do. I want to be all pre-registered before the 3am launch though, if I have to wait til then I'll never get the phone order through in time. Thoughts? Thanks
     
  2. StoneCold X macrumors regular

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    I think the only way you can pre-register is if you are already in the program and eligible for upgrade. Even then, you are only able to pre-register a couple of days in advance. At least that's how it was with the 8/8+
     
  3. hansenc macrumors 6502

    hansenc

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    So what I ended up doing for my iPhone 8 Plus was pre-ordered at full price and scheduled for store pickup. When I picked it up I told Apple I wanted to switch to the AIUP and they processed it as a return and then re-sold it to me under AIUP. It was a simple process and the team in the Apple Store was very helpful.
     
  4. az431 Suspended

    az431

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    Why is it necessary to preregister? The Apple store website shows upgrade program as a purchase option for the X. Am I missing something?
     
  5. Superrjamz54 macrumors 6502

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    You can actually order for a phone to be picked up for the upgrade program without paying for it full,price.
     
  6. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    Preregistration would help instead of waiting for approval when you preorder which will delay your shipment. But then again I think it may only take a minute or two to be approved if you have good credit. Just like when you apply for a credit card.

    No one has really gone into detail on how it works and how long for new Apple upgrade users.
     
  7. hansenc macrumors 6502

    hansenc

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    this was a new AIUP on T-Moble. Everything I saw said I had to do it in store.
     
  8. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    T Mobile is in stores. Others you can apply online.
     

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