Joining Apple iPhone Upgrade question.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mike Boreham, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    Just wondering why the Apple iPhone Upgrade Program instructions require you to bring your current iPhone to the Apple Store when joining.

    I understand that in second and later years you give back your existing phone as part of the upgrade, but as far as I understand it when initially doing you are not required to trade in a phone.

    But there is an option to trade in your existing phone and have the credit applied to your card, as per the second FAQ in the link above. I could chose to keep my existing iPhone 6+ as a spare or sell it separately.

    Am I understanding all this correctly?

    Anyone joined the program discovered any poo traps?

    Thanks
     
  2. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

    MuGeN PoWeR

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    let me explain it to you. This is how it works in USA.

    • You own the phone then it is upto you whether you want to trade it in and get that credit to be applied to your credit card, and then you get the iPhone on IUP. if you dont want to trade your current phone thats totally upto you. you can keep on using it or sell it.
    • You are already on IUP then you can to trade it in in order to get the new iPhone on IUP.

    I hope thats clear.
     
  3. Mike Boreham thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks yes that is clear.

    But if you are choosing not to trade in why does the Apple page say you need to take existing phone with you?
     
  4. ibookg409 Suspended

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    Just in case you want to trade it in? It may also give Apple an idea of how you treat your phone.
     
  5. Chele macrumors member

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    I joined the upgrade program in the US back in September and this wasn't a requirement. If you're talking about the text that says "If you’re upgrading from another iPhone, remember to back up your data to your computer or iCloud. You’ll also want to take note of your Apple ID. If you’re upgrading to your first iPhone, one of our Specialists can help you transfer all your data with the Move to iOS app." I don't think that's a requirement, more like a suggestion. The apple staff could help you transfer over your data. When I joined the upgrade program, I didn't even have my current phone with me. It wasn't a problem.
     
  6. Mike Boreham thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks everyone.
    I decided to go the iPhone Option Programme route to buying a black 128 7+.
    But none of the three nearest stores have any and they can't be preordered for upgrade program purchase. You have to check on line on the day of purchase. The three nearest stores are all 3 hrs round trip for me so when I found a black 128gb 7+ in my very local Apple Reseller it was too tempting and I bought it. All great so far.
     

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