Question about Apple Renew/Upgrade/Apple Gift Cards

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cricketman, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Cricketman macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2008
    Hey all,

    I am interested in upgrading from my (paid off) iPhone 6+ to the 7+. Apple is offering 250$ for the 6+ through the renew program. However, my iPhone may not be eligible for the trade in (cracked camera lens - damn you lens bump)

    A family member is willing to trade 6+'s with me and I would be able to use that one to get $250 off. However, this might be only after I purchase the new iPhone tonight

    Would it be possible to apply the apple card I get to pay off the balance remaining on my phone after I purchase it? or would it only work if I did it at the time of purchase?

  2. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2008
    In the UK it's only at the time of purchase, and you're right- a cracked camera lens would make it ineligible for Renew.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe you can do a trade in through the online store and simply receive a gift card to be used at your leisure online/in-store. The process would be longer though given you need to send it in, they need to assess it etc.

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