Upgrade Program worries

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  1. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone else worried we will run into problems again this year trying to use the Upgrade Program to go from iPhone 7 to 8? I signed up for the upgrade program for the first time last year when I bought my 7 Plus. However I remember all the supply issues Apple had specifically for the current Upgrade Program members.

    Considering the rumors on supply constraints for the next gen iPhone, how do you think things will go for the Upgrade Program members this year? I would think (hope) Apple learned their lesson from last year and will prioritize customers upgrading. Thoughts?
     
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  3. TheRealAlex, Jul 29, 2017
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    I posted something similar to this. I sincerely believe that customers on IUP and the carrier IPhone forever Programs are in for a shock, for 2 reasons. A huge delay in production very limited supply the Only way anyone is getting an iPhone 8 or IPhone X will be via Apple Store App don't even bother with the website that's crashing immediately. And getting a PreOrder, that's complicated by being on these IUP programs because many who think they will be Eligible really are not.

    Secondly and I think deliberately Apple has created a New category and a Hugely Expensive device that is NOT comparable with existing devices. I.e. These Upgrade plans let you go from 7 Plus to 7s Plus not to IPhone X or whatever the final name is. Then there is cost. What's you Phones value 128GB 7 Plus for $699 vs a IPhone 8 128GB for $1,100 that's gonna be more a month than people expected.

    Simple point is very very few people will be getting an iPhone 8 in 2017. There's a slim chance If you have the Ap Store ready to go credit card info loaded Are Paying Full price. Just click and go if you waste time considering a Plan type and options you will get left behind. Even so Most Pre-orders will get Delayed shipping Dates into November or December and that's if you are Lucky.

    You won't be able to walk into a store and buy one until Mid 2018 and at that point wait for the 8s Plus.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Where did you come up with this theory? What iPhone is labeled the "8s Plus."?
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Pretty much your entire post is full of nonsense without a grain of evidence to back it up. There is so much misinformation in here its not even funny. Stop making things up.
     
  6. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    Another person requiring evidence on "MacRumors" how about my birth certificate too.
     
  7. craigio85 macrumors regular

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    Regarding the Upgrade Programme, in the UK at least, the only question mark is how it will work if/when you're ready to upgrade. If it's in-store only, there's going to be headaches and lots of complaining on this forum.
    Load of rubbish.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I think the point is, you're just coming up with these random theories that you believe which are nonsensical, and yet, you think others shouldn't be questioning where you came up drawing conclusions that have no relation to an unreleased iPhone or future product.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    It will be as crazy as ever. Just resolve yourself to it as there will be more buyers than Apple can supply. No sense in getting worked up about it now, you still got several months.
     
  10. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    There is a difference between a rumor, which typically has a source, but is unconfirmed. Vs, throwing out whatever is on the top of your head because you feel like it. There isn't a single thing in your post that is a rumor but the price. Everything else you made up.
     
  11. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    First who pre-orders, first served.
     
  12. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    The phone value for the previous device doesn't really matter does it? When you sign up for a new device installment plan, you're committing to 24 payments for the full price (plus AC+) of the new device. You just have the option of having the remaining balance forgiven after a year is up if you surrender your old device and sign up for installment on a new one.

    This is really no different than if one had gotten a $649 iPhone 6S 32GB in 2015 ($32.46/mo) and then switched to the $969 iPhone 7 Plus 256GB in 2016 ($45.79/mo).
     
  13. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly how I recently upgraded mid 2yr IPad Air contract to iPad 10.5/Pro
     
  14. michael9891 macrumors 6502a

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    He's got a crystal ball and not only can he see what will happen with this years' iPhone that we don't even have all the details for, he knows what's coming next year as well.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    My guess is it will be like every year pretty much short supply and high in demand.
    3-4 weeks wait time etc...
     

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