iPhone X + IUP

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bizack, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. bizack macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    I emailed Tim Cook about the release cycle of iPhone X and how:

    A) IUP members will be paying two more installments once you've actually purchased an iPhone X (assuming you get one on launch)
    B) IUP members will be paying two more additional installments if the next iPhone is released in September of 2018

    A + B = roughly $200 in additional payments.

    I spoke with an executive representative and the feedback was:

    A) You can pay off your phone in its entirety if you'd like. You will have to sign up as a new member of the IUP if you do that. You can sell/keep your old phone after that.
    B) Apple made no guarantee that you get a new iPhone every 12 months - Apple advertised you can get a new iPhone every _year_.

    So their solution was - nothing. Once again, as an IUP member, you get screwed. Pretty much done with this as a day 1 IUP member.

    I'd encourage you to email him and express your concerns around this, if you have any.
  2. Bballrob macrumors regular


    Jul 11, 2017
  3. Trocien macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2015
    It is definitely a bummer.....we get screwed but IUP is still the cheapest option when it comes to getting the iPhone X and avoiding the carrier.

    You are still paying roughly half of the cost of the iPhone X (hopefully with a new release by Nov 2018) and buying outright to resell will not cover that cost. Even with the fact that we are paying two extra payments this year.

    It sucks but nothing we can do about it either...
  4. bizack thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    The problem is you're not paying half the cost. I'm paying 14 payments on my iPhone 7 Plus instead of 12 (assuming I get an iPhone X on launch). Then if I get an iPhone X on launch, and the next iPhone is released in September 2018, I have to pay 2 more payments. That's four additional payments, which is half the cost of the device + $200 give or take.
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  5. Trocien macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2015

    Technically it is still only two payments. Cause say iPhone X did release in September, you would end up paying 12 payments before X2 in 2018 (if released in September). So its still only 12 payments regardless of release date.

    The problem is we are paying 14 payments for our 7s.
  6. bizack thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    Right, but this assumes the next iPhone will be released in November 2018. You're making two additional payments on your iPhone 7. You trade it in, it's now gone and you own an iPhone X. Now let's say Apple returns to it's 'normal' release cycle in 2018 and the iPhone X* is released in September. You're two payments behind. So you must make those in order to upgrade. That's four additional payments total.
  7. Damon2 macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2016
    "Apple made no guarantee that you get a new iPhone every 12 months - Apple advertised you can get a new iPhone every _year_."

    For some reason this is hard to grasp for some, many are complaining with no leg to stand on.

    If you wanted the next iPhone in September you had the choice of the 8 and you didnt want that so you have to wait until November and potentially longer, tough cookie thats the choice you've made.
  8. nyisles84 macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2008
    I asked about this and technically, a new iPhone did come out. We who want the X are just making the choice to hold onto our current phones longer. We had the ability to upgrade to an 8 but we chose not to. Can’t really fault Apple
  9. Jimpilot macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2014
    DFW, Texas
    With a lot of folks on the line about getting an X, this may drive them to just keep their 7 and then sell it next year and get an X+1
  10. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
  11. michael31986 macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    Yea I don’t get how people think they would have the phone and not pay for it.
  12. tdronski macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2014
    If you process the upgrade in October, they reimburse the most recent payment, so it’s only 1 extra payment
  13. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Very silly. You can get a new phone every year if you like. Maybe not the exact phone you want but you can still get a new phone. How is Apple supposed to know which phone you want and have it ready for you on your schedule? Wow....
  14. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    I agree with Cook...and that's saying something because that doesn't often happen.
  15. Aibocyrus macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2015
    I agree with some of the above comments. You signed up and know that you’ll be paying until the next phone you want is available. Bottom line. You really can not be complaining that it’s taking longer to get your next device.

    Guess what, I’m paying installments too, just not through the IUP(I’ll be moving to IUP this year however). I’m not complaining that I’ll be paying an extra installment or two. We were only told it was possible to get a new phone every 12 months, never guaranteed that. It’s really not that serious or that bad.

    Especially for those above that said you were offered the 8 and you chose to wait for the X. You made the decision, Apple didn’t choose for you to wait for the X. Sure they gave it a later launch date, but there was an option for the 8 in September as always. I also don’t understand why people on IUP feel they should be treated better than anyone else on an installment plan. This was a big issue last year I remember seeing a ton of.
  16. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    Grand Rapids, MI
    You (and I) might be making 2 extra payments on our 7's but we're also using them for 2 months extra too. Look at it like it's a car lease. You have 24 monthly payments but the dealer lets you turn it in after 12 months for this year's new model. Well the new ones this year aren't coming out for 2 more months, you're still using the car (or in our case, the phone) for that time. You could pay it off and sell it on your own, which maybe some people have already done with their 7's when the 8's came out so the value of our 7's has diminished.

    It's TBD what they do next year. Hold back the release of the next phone til November? Require you to make extra payments? Let it slide? Personally, I'm not worried about making extra payments. I'm using their phone. I didn't expect to use it for free.
  17. Jimpilot macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2014
    DFW, Texas
    If they give us the head start on the X like they did the 8, I’ll be OK with it.

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