Apple Offering iPhone 12 Pre-Approval for iPhone Upgrade Program Customers

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Following the debut of the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, Apple is offering pre-approval for the iPhone Upgrade Program ahead of when the first pre-orders begin this Friday.


Existing and new iPhone Upgrade Program members can use the Apple Store app on the iPhone to go through all of the pre-approval steps to get ready to purchase one of the new iPhones on October 16.

Pre-approvals are available until 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time on October 15 for those who want to purchase an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro through the iPhone Upgrade Program. Apple's pre-approval process is designed to make it simple and quick for iPhone Upgrade Program members to purchase their new iPhones right when pre-orders become available.

Those who are part of the iPhone Upgrade Program can select their preferred iPhone, confirm their carrier, and get loan approval ahead of time, cutting down on the steps needed to make a purchase on launch date.

iPhone Upgrade Program pricing starts at $49.91 per month for the iPhone 12 Pro and $39.50 per month for the iPhone 12. AppleCare+ is included in that monthly price.

Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro kick off at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, October 16, with the first orders set to arrive to customers on Friday, October 23. Those who want an iPhone 12 Pro Max or iPhone 12 mini will need to wait, as those devices will be available for pre-order on November 6 with a launch to follow on November 13.

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orbital~debris

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(So how) does this work outside the USA?

Apple Store app UK shows something about making “a reservation online to upgrade at the Apple Store” – which I have a feeling means retail store rather than online… : /
 

WiseAJ

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Just got to wait for the one for the Pro Max now.

This feature makes preordering stupid simple and I love it. I just set an alarm for 4:50am wake up and then at 5:00 I click one or so buttons and I’m done and back to bed (ok more like posting on here) by 5:01
 

4jasontv

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So I get that you can upgrade each year, which is cool and all, but do you just turn in your old device and start making payments for the new one? Can you go to any iPhone you want? So... like if I buy a mini from Apple and miss the screen size I can replace it with Pro next year?
 

dwd3885

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So I get that you can upgrade each year, which is cool and all, but do you just turn in your old device and start making payments for the new one? Can you go to any iPhone you want? So... like if I buy a mini from Apple and miss the screen size I can replace it with Pro next year?
Yes you can choose whichever new phone you want. You receive a box and send the old phone back after you receive the new one. Pretty simple!
 
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TimWillz

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It looks like you can get ready for pre-order if you are either paying it in full or paying it in monthly instalments over 24 months but it doesn’t mention anything about the upgrade program. (U.K.)
 
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dangoland

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I’m still a bit peeved with the delay launch of these answers an iPhone upgrade program. Because since another month is passing they conveniently get to Bill me for another month or two for my 11 pro max until the new one ships and everything I’ve paid up until this point they get to keep :/. Has something been confirmed to the contrary?
 

CWallace

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So I get that you can upgrade each year, which is cool and all, but do you just turn in your old device and start making payments for the new one?
Yes you will be sent a return box for your current iPhone (they don't care about accessories). I started with the iPhone XS Plus and then went 11 Pro Max and will now go 12 Pro Max.
 
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mtulman1

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I oddly don’t have the option of singing up for the upgrade program. Just through Verizon or with payments on the Apple Card. Oh well :(
 

Johnny365

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If you're paying for Apple Care+ monthly on your old device and upgrade, will it carry over or will you have to sign up for AC+ again? Does it automatically get canceled on the old phone/device you trade in?
 

wingnut8

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I’m still a bit peeved with the delay launch of these answers an iPhone upgrade program. Because since another month is passing they conveniently get to Bill me for another month or two for my 11 pro max until the new one ships and everything I’ve paid up until this point they get to keep :/. Has something been confirmed to the contrary?
If you’re upgrading every year what does it matter? You were making a payment this month regardless. If you’re that concerned buy your phone outright and sell it.

Anyways.

Hoping there will be options for store pick up on these and more just shipping.
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Wonder how often they do hard pulls.
I got one and haven’t the past 2-3 years.
 

KoToNaS

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I have enrolled iPhone 11 Pro and my monthly payments on 19th. Will I have to pay my October 19th payment even if I upgrade and pre order new 12 pro?
 

SlowCarBoost

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I oddly don’t have the option of singing up for the upgrade program. Just through Verizon or with payments on the Apple Card. Oh well :(
Isn't using the Apple Card really the same thing as going through the upgrade program? It's a monthly payment with no interest that would pay off the phone after 2 years.
 
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