iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Available Unlocked at Launch Day, AppleCare+ Priced at $199 for 11 Pro and $149 for 11

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's upcoming iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max devices will all be available unlocked and SIM free on launch day, suggesting there will be no supply issues with the new iPhones.

    Customers will also be able to purchase iPhones for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon if desired, using "Apple iPhone Payments" with the Apple Card, a carrier's device payment program, or the Apple iPhone Upgrade program, which includes AppleCare+ coverage.


    The Apple iPhone Payments option is new this year, and it will allow users to pay for their iPhones using Apple Card to receive 3 percent back Daily Cash with each payment. Apple is not offering a no interest payment plan with the Apple Card, however.

    AppleCare+ for the new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max is priced at $199, which is the same price as AppleCare+ was for the iPhone XS and XS Max.

    AppleCare+ for the new iPhone 11 is priced at $149, which is the same price as AppleCare+ for the iPhone XR.

    AppleCare+ extends the warranty of the new iPhones to 24 months and also covers two incidents of accidental damage with a service fee of $29 for screen damage or $99 for other damage.

    Apple says that its newest iPhones are more water resistant (IP68 and water resistant at two meters (iPhone 11) and four meters (iPhone 11 Pro) for 30 minutes) and more shatter resistant with more durable glass, but AppleCare+ is still a good idea for peace of mind, especially for those who prefer to go without a case.

    The iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro models will be available for pre-order on Friday, September 13 at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time or 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

    Article Link: iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Available Unlocked at Launch Day, AppleCare+ Priced at $199 for 11 Pro and $149 for 11
  2. eXoenDo macrumors regular


    Jun 7, 2010
    iPhone Upgrade Program Preapprovals are now live as well!
  3. Black Diesel macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2011
    I'm upgrading from an iPhone 6s. Are these the only differences between the 11 and 11 Pro?

    Better OLED display on Pro
    Slightly better battery in Pro
    Telephoto camera lens included in Pro only
    Film tools for Pro only that allow special video features like simultaneously video recording form different lenses
    512GB in Pro versus maximum 256GB in 11

    What else is the difference between iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro other than what I listed above and size/finish?
  4. WannaGoMac macrumors 68020


    Feb 11, 2007
    Without Wifi 6 & 5G support, there isn't a huge rush to upgrade to any of these models...
  5. jfreak623 macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2007
    Isn’t the payments program using Apple Card basically 2 years of interest free payments?
  6. xalea macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2017
    Unless their phone is literally dying/broken, I can't imagine someone "upgrading" to one of these hideous things. Especially when next year will have a new form factor, 5G, etc. Snoozefest.
  7. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Sounds like something my mom would want, probably preorder her one...

    I'll pass. I barely take pictures on my current phone. Did preorder the titanium finish Apple Watch though.
  8. raskar macrumors member


    Jan 17, 2007
  9. MrExitStrategy macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
    Pretty sure there is Wifi 6 support. 5G is really not ready right now anyway.
  10. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

    Apr 16, 2017
    South Dakota
  11. Bawstun macrumors 68000


    Jun 25, 2009
    The best ever this on a smartphone! The best ever that! Please buy this to help shield our dying user base!

    I mean seriously, could they say “the best ever” one more time?
  12. canadianreader macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2014
  13. astrorider macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2008
    If 64GB isn’t enough, upgrading the 11 is $50 (to 128GB) vs $150 for the 11 Pro (to 256 since there’s no 128GB option on the Pro).
  14. BGPL macrumors regular


    May 4, 2016
    They could have said most expensive ever. That would definitely be true. This is getting to be ridiculous. I'm hanging on to my iPhone 8 until Apple gets the message.... people can't afford to spend $1000 on a phone.
  15. manhattanmania macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2007
    Yes, except you’ll get charged the carrier upgrade fee. One-time payment you will not.
  16. ronntaylor macrumors regular


    Jan 16, 2004
    Flushing, New York
    There is Wifi 6. And totally agree about 5G not being ready for prime time.
  17. Verita macrumors regular


    Mar 15, 2011
    Anyone manage to pay for an iPhone with iTunes gift card? I have a bunch of credit I'd love to spend.
  18. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Every year they say the iPhone is made out of much more durable glass, and every year they still break. Sure, I think there has been slow improvements to the glass if you look at the whole entire timeline of the iPhone since 2007, but I don't expect this year to suddenly be magical like some rumors seemed to suggest. Hopefully they surprise us this year with the various drop tests that will be posted to YouTube. I'd love to go without a case, but I can't see myself ordering one without it this year. Maybe I'll keep the case in the package this time until some drop test videos are released.
  19. WannaGoMac macrumors 68020


    Feb 11, 2007
    I dont see it documented...
  20. rjjacobson macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2014
    Yes did my preapproval hour ago, quick and easy like last year
    --- Post Merged, Sep 10, 2019 ---
    Well if you can get the card, I was refused on the card because of my income vs one credit card I am still paying off. But the preapproval for montly payments on my card were quickly approved. I guess I am not in the income class for the Apple Card LOL
  21. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    This article is incorrect. iPhone Payments has been around since at least 2016.

    It’s the alternative to iUP without the annual upgrade. In stores you can even do iPhone Payments with AppleCare+ and use your trade-in to lower the monthly cost.
  22. wayland1985 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2008
    So wait: what’s the better option:

    iphone upgrade program? Or payments for Apple Card?
  23. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

    Apr 16, 2017
    South Dakota
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  24. a104375 macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2007
    Matamoras, PA
  25. thisisnotmyname macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2014
    known but velocity indeterminate
    iTunes gift cards are only for iTunes. Apple Store gift cards can be used on hardware, different animals.

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