It's almost September, that magical time of year when pundits and prognosticators polish up their crystal balls for the autumnal event we all know as the annual iPhone launch. All indicators seem to point to an Apple event in early September I predicted September Want a new iPhone or Android smartphone?
As surely as night follows day, if there's an iPhone event in early September, new iPhones will be available for you to paw and cherish just a few weeks later. For those of you who bought iPhones last year on the Apple iPhone Upgrade Program for the express purpose of getting a new iPhone every year, Christmas is coming early.
But what exactly has to happen for you to get your new iPhone? What steps will you have to take? How will the transfer work? What hoops will you have to jump through? All these questions, and more, will be answered right here, right now. When I first signed up to the Apple Upgrade Program back inI thought I'd be turning in my phone the very next year. But when Apple killed off the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 Applecare review uk dating, I decided to stick with my trusty iPhone 6s Plus.
I am still using that phone as my daily driver. Even though I had the Upgrade Program, there was no real downside to keeping the phone. Fortunately, you never actually have to turn in your current iPhone to Apple if you don't want to. Once you pay for the 24 months on your iPhone program, your current iPhone is yours to keep. So, if you don't want to trade Applecare review uk dating in now, you can hang onto it forever, or until you're ready to upgrade.
You need to have paid for 12 months your installment plan before you can upgrade. Apple's T's and C's says "the equivalent of 12 months", so if you bought your iPhone 8 or X in November, you might have to eat two months of payments, pay that in a chunk, and then be eligible for upgrade. Frankly, going to the Apple store at any
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But if you do plan to put yourself through that hell, you're probably best off saving a few bucks and waiting a little while anyway -- at least until the crowds die down. The terms of the Upgrade Program require your phone to be in "good physical and condition". That means your iPhone must:. After all, you paid for that added level of protection.
Get your phone in good order, then trade it in. Use Authorized Service Providers only. Do you think they'd make this easy? You have to apply for, and be approved for, a new month loan.
The iPhone Upgrade Program is really a month loan. The only bright spot is that you can cancel that loan after 12 months, get a new phone, and do it all over again.
The other bright spot is that the iPhone Upgrade Program is really a zero percent interest loan. To get your new iPhone on the iPhone Upgrade Program, you're starting the clock all over again. So, does this mean I'll have two loans open at once, the remaining 12 months of
Applecare review uk dating first one and the new two-year loan? Once you exercise your upgrade option and it all goes throughyour old loan will be closed out.
When I asked Apple, I was told it doesn't comment on new products. I was unable to get them to provide me with even a hypothetical.
Apple says you may use a "Trade-in Service Provider to facilitate the trade-in of your Financed iPhone. Well, I haven't found a list, but the most likely are the carrier stores and a few select retailers. Pixel, iPhone, Galaxy, oh my! Why
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I'm betting you're going to have to teleport your geeky ole butt right into your nearest store, stand in line, and question your will to live.
As for whether you can trade in your phone online, that's very much in doubt. This is pretty much the "Applecare review uk dating" answer I gave about trading in on launch day. You have to pay the equivalent of at least 12 installment payments before you can upgrade.
If you're asking if you can cut in line in front of the other supplicants, the answer is no.
There is no guarantee of availability at the time you want to upgrade. In other words, there probably won't be any new iPhones for you in the first few weeks. Your time will come. I want to be the first on my block with a new iPhone. When do you suggest I start camping in front of my neighborhood Apple store?
Apple doesn't guarantee anything about data protection, which is ironic given their big fuss about not decrypting the FBI iPhone from the San Bernardino terrorist incident. Basically, you should back up everything, delete everything, and then do a hard reset. I'll write more "Applecare review uk dating" this closer to the new iPhone launch. Seriously, though, you should probably use both.
You can get enough iCloud storage to back up the largest capacity iPhone for about three bucks a month. If you're not making cloud backups, don't wait until the last minute.
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Even if you do have iCloud, you should probably and I'm so sorry I'm saying this make an iTunes backup before you leave for the store. I know it's painful to even think about iTunes. But having a separate local backup, as unreliable and forsaken by all that is holy that iTunes might be, is not a bad idea. If you're working on a DIY project of your own, this comprehensive guide to tech projects is a good place to start. Apple, surprisingly, allows this.
You can return your new phone. The only gotcha is you will a not get your old phone back and b "owe the difference, if any, between the prevailing Reuse and Recycling Program value at the time of exercising the Upgrade Option on your original Financed iPhone that you traded-in, as determined solely by Apple or its Trade-In Service Provider, and the remaining balance of your original Installment Loan".
In other words, think before pulling the trigger on a new iPhone. Oh, and definitely do it within the allowed-for 14 days or you might be scrod. Even though Apple claims some phones are unlocked, they may not be truly unlocked for the Apple Upgrade Program: You're going to have to declare a carrier and either move or create an account when you reach the Apple Store.
I would advise you to have an account and number set up before you arrive. Make sure your billing address is a street address.
This is a ridiculous requirement, but if you're not visiting the Apple Store with my wife -- who can work miracles with banks -- you need to be prepared ahead of time. This goes both for your carrier's records as well as the billing address for
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Bring lots of ID: Bring every piece of ID and credit card you have. You might need it.
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