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.


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.


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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KPandian1

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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.
 
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69Mustang

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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.
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.
 
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Apple has been heavily promoting iPhone XR and iPhone XS trade-ins with a banner on the homepage of its website
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.
 

markaceto

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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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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.
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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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.
Thanks, dude.
Common sense + dislike of Cook's sales antics ::= "Don't let the Door Hit you on the Way Out"
 

adamdport

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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.
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.

The iPhone XR accounted for 39 percent of sales during Apple's first fiscal quarter 2019, which equates to the fourth calendar quarter of 2018. The iPhone XS and XS Max, meanwhile, accounted for 26 percent of iPhone sales.

Combined, the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max accounted for 65 percent of all holiday quarter iPhone sales, compared to 61 percent for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X in the year-ago quarter.
 

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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.
: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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