Last year was the first time using the iPhone Upgrade Program. This year, I am making the upgrade like most after last year to the X (yes, I got shafted on the Apple Store app being down after pre-order launch). While checking out, I noticed that we pay for the full tax of the device upfront and started to think about last year when I paid the full tax on a 7+ that I will now be sending back after a year. I called Apple and they just told me the government’s hand is in it and they had nothing to offer me. Does anyone have some better insight into this?