Apple Offering Pre-Approval for iPhone Upgrade Program in Apple Store App

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    Following the announcement of the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max, which will be available for pre-order this Friday, Apple is letting prospective and existing iPhone Upgrade customers get pre-approval through the Apple Store app [Direct Link].

    When selecting "View Pricing" on the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, there's a banner option to "Get Ready" for the iPhone XS pre-order. Tapping on this banner allows users to choose an iPhone, confirm a carrier, and get pre-approved for an iPhone Upgrade Program loan.

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    There's also an upgrade process for existing iPhone Upgrade Program users that can be found right under the "Get ready for pre-order now" option.

    All iPhone Upgrade customers, both those new to the program and existing users, should go through this pre-approval process ahead of pre-orders to speed up their iPhone orders on Friday.

    Pre-approvals will be available until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, with pre-orders set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, September 14.

    With the iPhone Upgrade Program, pricing on the iPhone XS starts at $49.91 per month, while pricing on the iPhone XS Max starts at $54.08 per month.

    Article Link: Apple Offering Pre-Approval for iPhone Upgrade Program in Apple Store App
     
  2. Tonyyyperez macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know once you actually do that crazy midnight order and I assume you have to pay the taxes in the phone, does Apple charge you immediately or do they not charge you until the phone actually ships?
     
  3. MacUser4_20 macrumors regular

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    I was able to do this less than an hour after the keynote. Quick easy and on 2 lines!
     
  4. dantracht macrumors 6502

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    They put a hold on your card, but the charge finalizes when it ships.
     
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  6. jessebkr87 macrumors member

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    I submitted mine as soon as the store went live after the announcement.
     

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  7. SteveJobs2.0 macrumors 6502a

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    It’s also educational because it teaches teens about credit checks and mortgages.
     
  8. mazz0 macrumors 68000

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    Aye, not there for me in the UK.
     
  9. Anapplekoala macrumors newbie

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    Is anyone getting an error during the pre approval for Verizon that says “We’re sorry. Your existing date plan isn’t an eligible iPhone plan. You can contact your carrier to keep your current phone number. You can create a new account at an Apple Store.”

    This is my 2nd year upgrading and I haven’t gotten this error before. On the phone with Verizon and they want to Change my plan.
     

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  10. ThatGuyInLa macrumors 6502

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    Another year, another phone and watch. Oh and a new 15” MBP this time as well. At least the phone is a rental, heh. Still doesn’t change my wallets continued searing against my thigh.
     
  11. budselectjr macrumors 6502a

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    12-month upgrade timing is off this year so just am gonna skip and get the new one next year.
     
  12. Corsig macrumors regular

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    Is there any advantage of going through Apple instead of the carrier (in my case AT&T)?
     
  13. will.s87 macrumors member

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    No problem with mine. Which plan do you have?
     
  14. imsergio macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if you have to do this step if you have a business account? For instance AT&T premier
     
  15. carlos916 macrumors regular

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    Done! Now just gotta wait till Friday 12:00am
     
  16. Anapplekoala macrumors newbie

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    I’m on the new Verizon Plan Unlimited. I don’t think I have changed my plan.

    Verizon transferred me to Apple Sales now to debug.
     
  17. H.E. Pennypacker macrumors regular

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    I stopped doing the iPhone upgrade program since citizens hard pulls credit every year. I’m extremely anal with my credit scores.
     
  18. will.s87 macrumors member

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    Same plan here. Maybe some weird bug on one of their ends. Good luck.
     
  19. Anapplekoala macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Might be a long night on phone support! Haha!

    I had a remaining balance of $14.XX on the loan, but I don’t think that has anything to do with it.

    We’ll see!
     
  20. jessebkr87 macrumors member

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    Anyone know what the correct procedure is for paying an extra payment to upgrade? Do you have to do it through the loan place or will it happen during the order process?
     
  21. steven3130 macrumors member

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    I made my 12th payment last week before everyone is going to scramble to pay today.

    But I believe Apple will collect the 12th payment, 1st payment, and taxes during your pre-order.

    You can also call Citizens One at 855-764-6395. Can’t make the payment online from their website. Make sure to have your loan number ready. I would highly recommend to ask the rep how many more payments until your 12th payment just to confirm how many you actually need.
     
  22. riverfreak macrumors demi-god

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    Srsly?? They do a hard pull for a consumer electronics installment loan? No thanks.
     
  23. jessebkr87 macrumors member

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    It’s never been a hard pull for me.
     
  24. jessebkr87 macrumors member

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    Here’s the answer to my own question straight from Apple in case anyone else is wondering.[​IMG]
     
  25. H.E. Pennypacker macrumors regular

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    It’s a hard pull every time. Trust me. Take a look at your credit report at the end of the month and see.
     

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