Apple Offering iPhone Upgrade Program

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If there is one thing that everyone–iPhone fan or not–can agree on, it’s that iPhones are pretty expensive. While I’ve got an Android phone sitting on my desk, I do have to admit that iPhones are pretty nice devices, and when purchased unlocked they can be used with quite a few prepaid carriers. The barrier there is mostly cost. However, Apple has introduced a new iPhone Upgrade Program that could solve that challenge. Much like the device payment programs offered by all four main carriers, users can now purchase an iPhone with a monthly payment program. Over the course of 24 months, customers can pay $32 – $40 a month for the device with the option of upgrading once a year so that users always have the newest device. Of course, the catch to that is that you’d be signing a payment contract with Apple. The nice thing is that the phone you’ll be purchasing is unlocked already–meaning that you can activate it on whatever carrier you like and it should be compatible. You’ll want to check with your MVNO of choice before making the jump, but it’s certainly a good option if you’re an iPhone fan. The iPhone Upgrade Program will only be offered at Apple Store locations in the US and customers can sign up for it starting this Saturday, September 12, 2015. As this announcement comes on the heels of all of the news out of Apple today about the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, it would be a great way to be the first to get your hands on the latest and greatest from Apple. For more information on the program, visit the Apple website or find an Apple store near you.]]>


  1. Anthony on September 10, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I really hope I can use this on my straight talk phone!

    • Liz E. on September 10, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      Straight Talk does have a BYOP program but I would definitely contact Straight Talk before you sign up to see if the device will be compatible. I haven’t seen any prepaid companies officially announce supporting the iPhone 6s, but I’ll certainly let you all know. If you decide to try the program though, come back and tell us what you think!