Senior HTF Member
- Jul 3, 1997
- Real Name
- Ronald Epstein
You know, sometimes I buy things on impulse and then think about it more a little later.
When co-workers saw me diddling with my phone this morning at 3am trying to get into the Apple Store, they asked me how much I paid for my new iPhone 7.
I told them, "You don't want to know."
The iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Jet Black cost me a little over $900.
That's $900 f-ing dollars! I thought phones on contract only cost $300.
Now, granted, I got the Plus and 128GB -- but $900?
Now here is where it gets confusing....
I joined the Apple Upgrade Program. I am paying $40.37 a month for the phone for two years.
So, per year, that's $484.44
But I get an upgrade (iPhone 8) in a year. So I take it part of that $900 is for two phones? I would feel much better if that was the case.
Anyone know if I can pay it off in full day one? It's essentially a bank taking over the loan. Can I pay this off totally and not worry about monthly payments?
Somebody who has a grip on this thing please reply with a simplistic answer that an idiot like me can understand.
Oh, now I understand.
You know, these things are so confusing --- but then again --- they are meant to be. Companies don't want customers understanding up front what they are getting into.
In about 12 months, after iOS 11 is released.So can someone let me know when ios10 is safe to get. thanks.
In about 12 months, after iOS 11 is released.
I kid, I kid.
Seriously the safe money is to wait until after the first 10.0.x update is out. There's always little hiccups and glitches that get fixed in the first month or two. And even a major snafu, as with the first-hour update crashes.
But I plan to upgrade this weekend. These public betas seem to help a lot, and you get the votes of confidence from the beta users.
My 7 Plus 256GB Jet Black left China yesterday, departed from Taiwan today, and is supposed to arrive by "end of day" Monday according to UPS. Damn that's fast. On Thursday I got the "preparing for shipment" notice, and within 5 days (2 of which are a weekend) it's going to be in my hands. I can't wait!
And yes I've been using 10.0.1 and it seems to be very stable thus far.
http://www.apple.com/shop/iphone/iphone-upgrade-programDoes Apple upgrade include 1 year Apple care complimentary?
Hi Ron. I ordered mine around 12:10am on release night (they opened preordering late, they said 12:01 but I kept hitting refresh until I could order it). Originally I was promised "ships in 1-2 weeks" with an Sept 26 - Oct 2 delivery. Then when it changed to Preparing for shipment on Thursday, the delivery estimate shifted to Sept. 23 - 30. And then now that it's shipped, UPS says it's supposed to come on Monday, although on my iPhone Apple Store App it still says estimated delivery Sep. 23 - 30.