Upgrading iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sixstrings03, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. sixstrings03 macrumors regular

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    Alright this is something that seems to me should work, but curious if anyone here has experience?

    Background:
    • I currently have a 64GB iPhone 5 with Verizon, which my work pays for
    • My work has since changed their cell policy and will only provide the base model (16GB) for iPhones.
    • I will be eligible for replacing my phone this fall when the iPhone 6 likely comes out.
    • I am not required to return my existing hardware to my work.

    Question: If I take an unopened iPhone 6 16GB, and a used but in great condition iPhone 5 64GB to Apple, would they give me a 64GB iPhone 6?

    My iPhone 5 can get ~$200-$250, I believe, in in-store credits
    The price delta is usually $200 between the base and top model of iPhones.

    Anyway, I know this is assuming some things about the iPhone 6, but would you think this would work generally?
     
  2. L T macrumors 6502

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    I don't think Apple lets you trade in current products like the iPhone 6 would be.

    Currently the won't let you trade in 5S/5C or iPad Air/Mini Retina
     
  3. sixstrings03 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Right.... my guess is it might not be considered a "trade in" but an exchange? Like I've been in with screen issues and they just give me a new iPhone under warranty.

    Not to mention within two weeks u can usually return no questions asked.
     
  4. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    I want your job. If you can keep your current phone, why don't you sell it and use that money to add on to what you are getting from your employer. Will they let you pay the extra $200 to get the 64gb phone?
     
  5. sixstrings03 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's definitely a sweet deal... good question on paying the additional $200. Would be worth it for sure; hoping to not raise too much of a stink on the issue within the company.
     
  6. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    I'm curious, who do you work for?
     
  7. sixstrings03 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hesitant to share, but a Fortune 10 company
     
  8. orangebluedevil macrumors 6502

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    They would return the iPhone 6 (aka credit the original buyer) to your work. And give you $200 for the iPhone 5 in store credit.

    So, figure out a way to get the iPhone 6 "returned" to you or to an Apple Gift Card. I'm not sure about that part, pretty sure it has to go back to the original card.
     
  9. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    Dang :eek:
     
  10. brilliantthings macrumors 6502

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    Edit: I think the list is wrong. No idea.
     

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