So for years now I have basically sold my old iPhone to pay for the two-year contract price of the new phone. Usually $200. For the 6 though I got the $300 64gb. It was perfect. People who didn't want contracts got a used phone and I got a new one. But, and I can't be the only one in this situation, I'm learning that now I have to pay a monthly upgrade price. I had heard about this a couple months ago and just assumed that the price at the end of it would be somewhere between the retail price and what it was with the two-year contract. But apparently it's just straight retail. I looked up how much it would be for a 6s with 64gb and if I dropped $300 (what it used to be with two-year contract) upfront I would still be paying like $15 a month for 30 months. This has to be a joke... Apparently it isn't. So this sucks. I'm sort of curious how apple is going to announce the prices on Wednesday when for years now people have been hearing the two year contract prices and now we are going to hear prices that are almost equal to a laptop. But more importantly... I'm wondering if there is some positive side to this. Somewhere. Anywhere. Like for example I'm curious about the "upgrade every year" plan. First off I find this hilarious. I'm paying retail and you're going to tell me when I can upgrade? **** off. But also the upgrade every year plan has a 24-month payment plan. So when I upgrade in a year am I going to be paying for 2 phones? Then the year after that... Still two phones? How are people handling this? Is the new "work-around" that you sell your phone on eBay when you upgrade and pay off the rest of whatever you owe on the phone... Then start a new payment plan? Or do you turn in your phone when you upgrade and they cancel the payments left for that phone? If you're turning in your phone then it seems like putting money down on said phone upfront is like throwing that money away. For example you have a $600 phone. You put $576 down upfront and pay a $1 a month for a year. When you upgrade your phone you turn it in and start a new payment on a new phone and they cancel that $12 out. But then the guy next to you pays nothing down. And for a year he pays what amounts to $300 down. He turns it in and they remove the other $300 he owes. This can't be right....... Also are you better off paying upfront each year and selling it on eBay each year? Like does an iPhone depreciate more or less than 50%? Because if after a year you pay for half.... You should probably just pay the rest off then sell it. You'll probably sell it for more than half right? Anyway I know this is a long post so I appreciate everyone who stayed with me through all this... And anyone who replies... Thank you!