iPhone Upgrade Program just became useless

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wesk702, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    Huge flaw in this program. Current members that could not reseeve a day 1 phone will ultimately be screwed for any future day 1 phones. I once sung praises about this program, but it's looking to disservice the primary demographic of its members, the day one upgraders.
     
  2. brokenarrow184 macrumors member

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    Agreed. You would think they would give priority to those of us in the program already that have the option to upgrade every year. They'll lose some customers over this.
     
  3. tylerdw89 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed.

    I could have done the Verizon upgrade program and have this on day one.

    Now, because I've used Apple's...who knows.

    The value in this program is completely gone.
     
  4. nwlondonlad macrumors 6502a

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    You're already tied into a 2 year contract with them. Apple will give priority to those pouring fresh money into the business.

    All those who bought outright didn't have problems.
     
  5. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    because shipping dates slipped to mid october when you ordered? these are estimates you know. often than not times change if you ordered within the first 10 minutes of launch.
     
  6. tylerdw89 macrumors 6502

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    I see your point.
    The average consumer doesn't have $800+ lying around to buy a phone outright.

    Regardless, this trend of not having enough product is getting old. The world's largest tech company should be able to produce enough product.
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    With the upgrade program you have to buy in store. Shipping dates don't apply. It's either available or not.
     
  7. brokenarrow184 macrumors member

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    A-holes
     

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  8. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    Can you not order it and have it shipped to your house? Then go into store with your previous phone to return?
     
  9. nwlondonlad macrumors 6502a

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    You will be amazed how over the years the bulk of people who actually pay for their iPhones outright. A lot of people don't want to be tied into a contact. The days of getting a 'free' phone from your carrier and being tied into a 24 month contract are on the decline
     
  10. tylerdw89 macrumors 6502

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    Negative.
     
  11. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    thats just mind boggling. id imagine it would work like this
     
  12. wesk702 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    "You used our upgrade program? Who cares, come back the day after the phone launches and stop refreshing." - Apple
     
  13. tylerdw89 macrumors 6502

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    Last year I assumed they made you come in to the store since it was the first year and SURELY they would get the process online.

    I was wrong haha.
     
  14. Supermallet macrumors 65816

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    You're tied into a two year contract with them, but it has the option to renew every year for another two years, potentially indefinitely. People in the upgrade program could have given Apple guaranteed revenue for years and years, not just the one time payment of people buying outright. And Apple will still get people who remain in the program, but tonight was eye opening and a lot of people will also not stay in the upgrade program, meaning Apple is losing guaranteed long term revenue. The people who want to buy outright are usually the ones who are doggedly determined and end up getting one soon after launch anyway. That's not including the scammers who buy as many as they can get at full price to flip.
     
  15. gcmexico macrumors 6502a

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    exactly how I feel...and it feels worst when only a few days ago good old Phil was praising the program at the keynote...such a JOKE!
     
  16. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    can you not pay off your phone ahead of time and just keep your phone (then sell it)?
    week before launch pay off remanding balance then you have an upgrade in the system?
     
  17. edlex macrumors 68000

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    All the blacks were immediately sold out for the 7+ in 128 and 256. I had to reserve a silver just to get it at launch. It'll be my first white faced phone. Not exactly what I wanted but at least I'll get it at launch. I'll see if they have any blacks when I'm there. Definitely not what I expected from this program
     
  18. mjb59463 macrumors 6502

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    Current IUP member.

    No 256 GB Pluses in any color in my entire state for T-Mobile.

    RIP.
     
  19. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    i was able to make 2 reservations for myself.

    32GB black 7.

    pickup 8-8:30 and 1-1:30. Idk how it made 2 though for the same phone. Will this be ok?
     
  20. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    How would you be screwed out of any further day 1? The last payment you will make for next year is August 16th. Thats your 12th payment. You literally have 1 full month to get the iPhone before you lose out getting it on launch day in the future. I get you might be upset you didn't get it day one, but you will not be out day 1 iPhones in the future.
     
  21. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Does anyone have a second line? Can't you just order it on a new line and move your sim? Or you're wanting to trade in the phone?

    I would do the program for the 0 APR, not for actually wanting to trade it, but I guess I'm in the minority on that.
     
  22. ramonabynes macrumors regular

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    ugh.. and I just signed up for this. They really need to fix it where it's not such a hassle to pre-order and upgrade in-store on day 1. I for sure thought you all would be taken care of
     

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