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  1. DaveF

    iPhone Upgrade Program: Worth It?

    Don’t you get that in the first year of any new iPhone without paying extra for AppleCare? Apple makes it impossible to learn just what’s covered in a standard warranty, but I thought basic screen repair was part of it. I understand how someone wants to pay for coverage after the warranty...
  2. DaveF

    iPhone Upgrade Program: Worth It?

    By November in my previous two upgrades. No doubt it’s too long for the annual day-of upgrader. :) But for anyone with a month or two to spare, deals have come out shortly after release.
  3. DaveF

    iPhone Upgrade Program: Worth It?

    And for the non-annual upgrader, watch for promotions from retailers. I've never bought an iPhone directly from Apple because other stores offer better deals. Two years ago, it was Target with a solid trade-in value and a monthly rebate for using their financing. Hopefully I'll get something...
  4. DaveF

    iPhone Upgrade Program: Worth It?

    Yes. Apple's making it more convenient to buy a new iPhone every year. It works thusly:
  5. DaveF

    iPhone Upgrade Program: Worth It?

    Yeah, Apple doesn't care about those paygo virtual carriers.
  6. DaveF

    iPhone Upgrade Program: Worth It?

    If your goal was to pay in full for a new iPhone every year: you’re in luck! Apple will gladly sell that to you! And you can trade it in with Apple’s new trade in system. Otherwise, why do you want to pay full price up front if the goal is annual upgrading? I thought the benefit was monthly...
  7. DaveF

    iPhone Upgrade Program: Worth It?

  8. DaveF

    iPhone Upgrade Program: Worth It?

    https://www.apple.com/shop/iphone/iphone-upgrade-program Looks like upgrade program requires having a carrier. The purchase system only offers the upgrade program if you have selected a carrier. The design of the upgrade program is you have a recurring monthly payment. There’s no resell...
  9. DaveF

    iPhone Upgrade Program: Worth It?

    I’d like to listen in on the conversation between Past Ron and Future Ron on their tech purchase decisions. :D
  10. DaveF

    iPhone Upgrade Program: Worth It?

    I’m trying to convince myself to wait for 2020 iPhones. Don’t know if it’s working. I remain intrigued by the 11 in a way that I wasn’t for the XR which was a downgrade from my 8+ camera-wise.
  11. DaveF

    iPhone Upgrade Program: Worth It?

    Either the built in gif features for Messages and Messenger, or with gliphy app.
  12. DaveF

    iPhone Upgrade Program: Worth It?

    :laugh: I love texting! My wife and i use Messages when we're both in the house instead of yelling up the stairs! I spent half an hour this morning looking for the perfect gifs to send a happy birthday note to her!
  13. DaveF

    iPhone Upgrade Program: Worth It?

    People use the phone app on their iPhones? Weird. That’s like my least favorite app. :)
  14. DaveF

    iPhone Upgrade Program: Worth It?

    Yep, that's the way to look at it. If you're an annual upgrader, the Apple iPhone Upgrade program is a good combo of simplicity and value. But if you don't upgrade annually then you're paying extra money for new hardware that you wouldn't have otherwise bought. It doesn't suit me, but I see...
  15. DaveF

    iPhone Upgrade Program: Worth It?

    Check your pricing. Apple says a 512GB XS MAX is $68.66/mo on the upgrade plan and $60.99 on a two year contract. The ~$8/mo difference ($184 over two years) presumably pays for AppleCare, which I don't know if that's a bargain or straight cost. DIY annual upgrade: Buy iPhone at $1449 on two...
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