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Topic: iPhone Upgrade Program

iPhone X orders held up by credit freezes put in place after Equifax hack

10/27/2017, 11:10 am

Some customers scrambling to preorder the hotly anticipated iPhone X early Friday morning hit an unexpected roadblock: Credit freezes put in place after the Equifax data breach held up authorization of payment plan loans.

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Apple opens up pre-approval for iPhone X buyers in iPhone Upgrade Program

10/23/2017, 03:10 pm

People in Apple's annual iPhone Upgrade Program can now get their loans pre-approved ahead of this Friday's iPhone X preorders, a critical step if they want a chance at getting one of the few launch-day units likely to be available.

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Apple urges iPhone Upgrade Program members to get 'head start' on iPhone X order process

10/20/2017, 11:10 am

Apple is encouraging participants of its iPhone Upgrade Program to be prepared for the release of the iPhone X, inviting customers to go through a pre-approval process for the upgrade a few days before it ships on October 27.

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Apple invites iPhone Upgrade Program members to 'prep' for Friday's iPhone 8 pre-orders

09/13/2017, 12:09 pm

Apple has begun sending emails to people in the iPhone Upgrade Program, urging them to do "prep work" to be sure they can pre-order an iPhone 8 this Friday morning.

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Apple's iPhone 8 pre-orders will start at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time on Friday

09/13/2017, 10:09 am

This Friday's iPhone 8 preorders will start at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time, or 3:01 a.m. Eastern, Apple has confirmed via its website.

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Apple adds mail-in option for iPhone Upgrade Program customers ahead of iPhone X

09/11/2017, 07:09 pm

Ahead of the expected launch of Apple's hotly anticipated iPhone X, the company recently updated its iPhone Upgrade Program to include a new trade-in feature that allows customers to mail their old handset instead of visiting an Apple store.

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Up to 143M US consumers exposed in Equifax hack, could impact iPhone buyers

09/08/2017, 11:09 am

U.S. credit scoring agency Equifax has admitted that hackers gained access to the data of 143 million Americans earlier this year, something that could be particularly relevant to people in Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program.

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Barclays survey suggests Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program well suited for 'iPhone 8' pricing

08/11/2017, 05:08 pm

A new research note suggests demand is soft amongst existing iPhone owners, suggesting that only 18 percent of current iPhone owners are interested in an "iPhone 8" costing $1000 and up with cash out of pocket, but $50 a month isn't unreasonable -- a figure essentially matched by Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program.

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Microsoft launches 'Surface Plus,' adapting iPhone Upgrade Program concept to PCs

08/01/2017, 01:08 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday introduced "Surface Plus" and "Surface Plus for Business," two ownership plans that appear to mimic Apple's strategy with the iPhone Upgrade Program.

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Verizon planning $20 upgrade fee even for customers of Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, leak suggests

03/31/2016, 01:03 pm

Starting April 4, Verizon will be charging a flat $20 fee to upgrade most devices bought for its network -- even when a customer is using Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, according to a leaked memo.

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Data suggests Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program has moved 250K units

01/22/2016, 02:01 pm

New data from Citizen's Financial Group suggests Apple's loan partner has financed some 250,000 iPhones through the newly launched iPhone Upgrade Program, according to calculations from investment firm Piper Jaffray.

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T-Mobile, Sprint poised to pick up subscribers from Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program

11/02/2015, 10:11 am

Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program appears to be leading U.S. phone buyers away from AT&T and Verizon toward carriers with cheaper fees such as T-Mobile and Sprint, a report said on Monday.

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iPhone Upgrade Program could eventually open up beyond Apple Stores, Tim Cook says

10/28/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple would eventually like to expand its new iPhone Upgrade Program so that shoppers can sign up for it without having to come into an Apple Store, Chief Executive Tim Cook said this week.

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Apple unveils annual iPhone Upgrade Program, updates standard iPhone price structures

09/09/2015, 03:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced a revised pricing structure for iPhones, including the all-new iPhone Upgrade Program, a first-party retail plan that will let shoppers get a new iPhone every year.

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