iPhone XR Apple sending customers push notifications to promote XS and XR

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  1. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    https://appleinsider.com/articles/1...ush-notification-to-promote-new-iphone-models

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    Have they ever done this before? I get emails from Apple but I’ve never received a push notification before. Certainly not if I haven’t bought anything. And this messaging is bad. The way it’s worded kind of makes it looks like you ordered something or something was reserved on your behalf. It should say you’re eligible for a new iPhone not your new iPhone is ready.

    I don’t put much stock in supply chain rumors but actions like this and the trade-in promotion on the front page of apple.com plus carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile offering the XR for free do make me wonder if sales aren’t where Apple were expecting them to be. Perhaps that Bloomberg story was accurate.
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I have not seen this. Maybe you need to go and check your preferences for ads. Not sure but am thinking you can opt out of ads sent to you this way from Apple.
     
  3. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core

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    I didn’t get this. Apple Insider is reporting it.
     
  4. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    According to AppleInsider, "the promotion specifically targets iPhone Upgrade Program customers," so it's probably just sent to people who are eligible to upgrade.
     
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    Sorry, missed that.
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    Makes sense.
     
  6. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core

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    Has Apple done this before? I’ve gotten emails from them when a new phone comes out but never a push notification.
     
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    Maybe it's people who ordered iPhone X last year though the upgrade program, and it's now a year (12 payments) since that was released so they are eligible? Not really sure, just guess.
     
  10. Ffosse macrumors 68000

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    Can't say I've ever had any kind of promotion from Apple.
     
  11. Rogifan, Dec 7, 2018
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    So this was Apple’s website a few days ago and now what the US site is showing today. I don’t remember Apple ever doing anything like this on the front page of its website. They obviously want people to see $449 next to XR and $699 next to XS. This makes me think that Bloomberg story was probably pretty accurate.
     

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  12. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    It’s reasonable for them to do this for people on the upgrade program.

    It’s not like they are just pushing it to all iPhones.
     
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    Not got this but get e-mails a fair but that’s always been the case
     
  14. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    I get emails from Apple about their products when they have a new one out or the back to school promotions etc but I think it’s because I’m on the mailing list.
     
  15. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core

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    Looks like Apple is pushing the XR in the App Store too.
     

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  16. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    Pretty sleezy and desperate

    And against apple’s own App Store terms to not spam users

    Apple’s luster is corroding. Someone give that Tim Cook the boot already.

    As if people aren’t aware their multiple year old iPhone isn’t the latest. And as if this reminder will move units.
     
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    Desperate Apple.
    I will never buy a notch phone. Bought myself a iPhone 8 plus couple weeks ago.
     
  18. redheeler macrumors 604

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    I've never seen desperation from lack of sales of an Apple product come to the surface so abruptly. I hope this means customers have been collectively taking a stand against the new pricing strategy, as older iPhones (6s, 7, 8) continue to work fine for a lot of people.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Sounds like people have mentioned it happening before as well.
     
  20. redheeler macrumors 604

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    I'm not just referring to the notifications (which only seem to apply to those already in the iPhone Upgrade Program), but also the substituting of trade-in prices for the actual prices on the Apple homepage.
     
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    So that's what that was yesterday. I was like, what????? Desperation. Not getting my 8+ for at least 2 more years Tim. ;)
     
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    EEC22D60-9D93-4021-851E-D4FE254060B0.jpeg It’s amusing to see so much outrage at Apple marketing their phones on this page because right now for me there is an ad at the top saying I can get a free 50” Samsung TV if I buy a Samsung phone.
     
  24. Glideslope macrumors 603

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    It irritates me that Apple pushed a message to my iMessage account attempting to influence me. I see that very differently than viewing displayed adds on my home screen. Apple preaches individuals privacy. These types of push notifications are hypocritical. :apple:
     
  25. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    Apple haven’t pushed anything to me because I’m not on their upgrade program.
     

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