Apple Now Promoting iPhone XR and iPhone XS Trade-Ups With Monthly Payment Option

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    Apple today updated its website to promote a monthly payment option for iPhone XR and iPhone XS trade-ups in the United States.

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    With the trade in of an older iPhone at an Apple Store in the United States, customers can get a new iPhone XR for as low as $18.99 per month or a new iPhone XS for as low as $29.99 per month for 24 months as part of a limited time promotion.

    Paying in full remains an option, with the iPhone XR and iPhone XS starting at $449 and $699 respectively with the trade-in of an iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 8. Trade-in values are up to $100 higher than usual as part of Apple's promotion, which doesn't have an end date in the U.S. yet but ends February 28 in Asia.

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    The monthly payment trade-in option is not available online. There is zero interest collected and a credit check is required.

    Apple has been heavily promoting iPhone XR and iPhone XS trade-ins with a banner on the homepage of its website, store signage, emails to older iPhone users, and more since shortly after the smartphones launched last year.

    Earlier this month, Apple slashed its revenue guidance by up to $9 billion for the first quarter of its 2019 fiscal year. In a letter to shareholders, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company is undertaking and accelerating multiple initiatives to improve its results, including making it simple to trade in a phone at its stores.

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    More aggressive attempts to sell phones that are too expensive to begin with
     
  3. TheShadowKnows! macrumors 6502a

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    Rocking my iPhone SE until it is EOL. As well as my wife's.
    [Prefer to use the money to go with my lovely wife to Europe.]
     
  4. KPandian1, Jan 25, 2019
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    Are these two really that bad? Are the sales figures still that low?

    With the maximum trade in offer of $100, that is $550 and $800 for these models.

    Maybe Apple should go to those prices across the board and hope for sales.

    They just claimed that the XR was the best selling iPhone. Wonder if it is true and if there is a way to verify the claim.

    Edit: - I went back to check the claim; he claims that the iPhone XR was the best selling phone from the day it was released to the public for sale, a clever clause.
     
  5. pnoyblazed macrumors 6502a

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    +1 on the SE. Ordered when it popped up on clearance a few days ago
     
  6. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    Because then it is almost free? A sucker bet.
     
  7. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    Monthly payment only make sense if you plan to upgrade every year. If you use your phone for 2 years, it’s a waste of money.
     
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    I've thought about trading my 8 plus for the xs max. i'm still thinking..o_O
     
  10. Baymowe335 macrumors 68040

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    Apple is just trying to push their product. Notice they aren’t decreasing prices in the US, but are simply giving the consumer more options to buy.

    Let’s see if it works.
     
  11. markaceto macrumors member

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    $30 x 24 months = $720 (against $699) which is better than any leasing option I've ever heard of.
     
  12. ChrisMoBro macrumors 6502

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    It genuinely is refreshing to see someone with such common sense. It blows my mind that people squander money each year on 1k+ devices. I'd much rather spend it on my mortgage or going on holiday.
     
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    There is no way to verify the claim without Apple reporting actual sku numbers. They have no reason to lie about it. In an ideal world Apple would love to announce the Max was the best selling phone. As it stands the R is the best seller according to them.

    Also the R could easily be the best selling iPhone while still not selling to expected levels.
     
  14. vertical smile macrumors 68040

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    I have seen this a lot lately....

    I wonder how much the the advertising is costing for the iPhone now.

    Also, when was the last time you seen an add for the ATV? I feel like I never see them anymore.
     
  15. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a

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    They're so desperate! If they just priced the dang things fairly in the first place, then they wouldn't feel the need to do this. haha
     
  16. markaceto macrumors member

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    No option to trade in an 8 Plus? Only 5 days remain until their quarterly report on 1/29, so I guess that's not happening... till the next quarterly report.
     
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    Only in America apparently.
    Why not in Europe?
     
  19. vertical smile macrumors 68040

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    I don't remember Apple stating that the XR was the best selling iPhone.

    But, even if it was the best selling iPhone, that doesn't necessarily mean that it is selling well.

    I am sure there was the best selling Windows phone too.
     
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    Thanks, dude.
    Common sense + dislike of Cook's sales antics ::= "Don't let the Door Hit you on the Way Out"
     
  21. adamdport macrumors newbie

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    Meaning they sold more XRs than XSs, 8s, 7s in the last quarter of 2018. It does not mean that they sold more XRs than Xs when Xs came out or 5Ss when 5Ss came out, etc.

     
  22. Mackinjosh macrumors 65816

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    PLEASE BUY OUR OVERPRICED PHONES! Pretty please! If you don't we'll be forced to lower the prices, and no one wants that.
     
  23. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    This seems so desperate. Anything but just lowering the price I guess.

    Europe is not here for this whole pay everything off monthly BS. Either you can afford something right away or you just don’t.

    (I sound like my german mother)
     
  24. Schnegg macrumors member

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    Shave off 100 bucks and make a small one. Problem solved.
     
  25. JPack macrumors 68040

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    It's available for their two largest markets.
     
  26. Ramchi macrumors 6502a

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    :D:D that's what I feel when I see best selling iPhone

    If XR sells in tons then Tim Cook will have no motivation to cut price at all.
     

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