IUP Reservation

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tokenfreak, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Tokenfreak macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2011
    I finally found a store that I will be going by soon that has the iPhone I need for reservation. However, it says it is only for IUP, but I can reserve it. I was planning on paying full price and buying the phone our right as I don't want to be part of the IUP. Could I reserve it and just pay full price or would they force me to join the IUP to get this phone? Thanks.
  2. clau30 macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2016
    Same question here...

    Today i was in Aventura Apple Store(Miami) and they told me that if i reserve an iphone 7+ on the apple site with IUP (because its not available for pickup even if it shows available on istocknow) i cannot buy it with full price and unlocked(to use it in europe after). Why? I read here that its possible,and many have succeeded. What should i do? Im leaving US in 2 days and i cannot find an "available for pickup" iphone 7+ Black only with IUP. Thanks for help
  3. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    It is a hit or miss depending on who you get. But does not hurt to try and ask them that you would like to pay full price instead. I was able to walk out with one before when I reserved it on the iUP link, I told the guy that I would prefer to buy it outright, and he did let me buy it outright.

    Since the QR code takes them to the page for the trade in, but when the bring the phone out, they should be able to scan it as a "New Transaction"
  4. mikezmac, Oct 19, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2016
  5. clau30 macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2016
    So it depends on the seller. Some let you buy it with full price after IUP reservation and some dont. Right?
  6. M5RahuL macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2009

    End result, had no issues!
  7. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2016
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    The official Apple policy is that if you are not part of the IUP, then you must use IUP to pay for the device. If you are currently IUP, then you can reserve via IUP and pay via a different method. Now YMMV beaus ti seems some stores are not following this policy. But do not go in to the store expecting them to break the policy for you.
  9. skeeedunt macrumors newbie


    Sep 20, 2016
    There's a much longer thread on this somewhere. They started cracking down a few weeks ago on people reserving through IUP and then trying to change payment, but as others have mentioned, enforcement varies greatly.
  10. l3uddz macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2014
    Must be for USA then, U.K. Have no issue with this.
  11. dennisjr631 macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2009
    Are you sure about that ??? According to Apples web site you can either buy it outright or carrier pricing. It's under FAQ sextion.

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  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Read the question in the FAQ. That is for current IUP members. It's changing it from the IUP for those that were already enrolled on IUP. There was a whole front page article about it.


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