Apple extends iPhone Upgrade Program to online store

After its launch in retail stores last year, Apple has finally made its iPhone Upgrade Program available to those buying their iPhone online. After clicking the “Buy” option for an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, the first screen of the checkout process includes the option to enroll in the program for $32.41 per month for a 16GB 6s or $36.58 per month with the 16GB 6s Plus. The price goes up as the storage options increase.
The cost is about $5 a month more than paying the carrier in installments without the option for a yearly upgrade, and the upgrade program also includes AppleCare+ protection for the user’s device. The program is available for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, with the iPhone 6, 6 Plus or SE showing only carrier installment plans or outright purchase options.


Dan Pye was a news editor at iLounge. He's been involved with technology his whole life, and started writing about it in 2009. He's written about everything from iPhone and iPad cases to Apple TV accessories.