Apple Upgrade Program Requires $129 AppleCare+ Purchase
Apple's new iPhone Upgrade program includes a $129 surprise in the form of AppleCare+. Consumers who chose to enroll in Apple's finance plan are forced to also purchase AppleCare+, even though Apple implies the insurance program is included in the deal. Apple's web site reads, "The iPhone Upgrade Program gives you an easier way to get a new iPhone every year, and the security and protection of AppleCare+. With AppleCare+ included, you get up to two years of hardware repairs, software support, and coverage for up to two incidents of accidental damage (AppleCare+ for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is $129 when sold separately)." These statements strongly imply that AppleCare+ is part of the iPhone Upgrade program at no additional cost. However, the fine print at the bottom of Apple's web site reads differently: "The iPhone Upgrade Program ... requires a 24-month installment loan, purchase of AppleCare+, and iPhone activation with a national carrier." Consumers who finance their iPhone 6s or 6s Plus through the iPhone Upgrade program will be charged for the phone ($649 to $949), AppleCare+ ($129), and sales tax. Moreover, the initial payment includes the entire sales tax figure, which can push the out-the-door cost to more than $100.
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Apple Extends iPhone Upgrade Program to Online Sales
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Apple iPhone 6s
4.7" display 750 x 1334 pixels
Apple A9 processor 2 GB RAM
0 mAh battery
NFC, Fingerprint Reader, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
Agreement NOT of Good Faith
I actually wish more companies would figure in "protection"
We are required to have health insurance and car insurance...phone insu...
125$ for insurance?
how often do you crack the screen ?
i rather take a chance and pay 200$ to replace the screen if i do crack the phone screen.
You are a great example of exactly what is wrong with liberal thought.
I Did The Program
Here's the problem.
Apple , a filthy rich company for a reason !