When placing my order last night, I was surprised to hear I needed to pay a $279 down deposit on the iPhone X. I asked what the reason was and they indicated it was as an automated system that pulls credit. I explained that I have a 834 credit score, and that they had not run my credit in over two years (thank you credit monitoring). I also explained that I had never had a down payment in the past, not even a month ago when I ordered my 8+ from them. Long story longer I polled a few people I know that upgraded and the results are interesting. I am hoping to see if anyone here matches the criteria. I believe that if you upgraded with JOD last month to the 8 or 8+ and wanted to do an JOD for the X you have been “randomly” selected to pay the $279 down deposit. If you did not upgrade to the 8 or 8+ there was no down deposit. I really hope the 5 people I surveyed that I know were the exception to the rule however this seems to be the case. The two, who had not upgraded, did not have to pay a deposit. They each have credit scores in the mid 600’s. The three that had to pay a deposit had upgraded to the 8 or 8+ already and had credit scores from mid 500’s to 800. This at the very early stages feels like they are fleecing anyone who wants to “Jump anytime they want to any device they want”.