Easy to join. Easy to love.

Getting the latest iPhone with AppleCare+ has never been easier. You can pay over time with 0% interest, and upgrade to a new iPhone after only 12 payments. Just sign up for the program online, in an Apple Store, or with the Apple Store app.1

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Here’s how to join:

  1. Join online. Or visit us at a store.

    Visit apple.com or use the Apple Store app and buy either iPhone 8 or iPhone X. Choose your model, carrier, and capacity, then select Apple iPhone Upgrade Program as your payment option. Or visit an Apple Store and ask a Specialist about the program.

  2. Provide your carrier account details.

    If you currently have a wireless account, you’ll need your password and any other relevant account information.

  3. Back up the data on your current mobile phone.

    If you’re joining the iPhone Upgrade Program for the first time, remember to back up your data to your computer or iCloud, and take note of your Apple ID.

  4. Have your personal information and credit card on hand.

    You’ll be asked to provide your Social Security number and date of birth for a credit check. You’ll also need a valid U.S. credit card. Debit cards and prepaid cards are not accepted. If you’re signing up at an Apple Store, you’ll also need valid primary and secondary forms of ID, and the first and last names on both must match. View acceptable forms of ID

Get credit for your current smartphone at an Apple Store.

If you join the program in a store, you can trade in your current iPhone or eligible smartphone and get credit in return.

Questions about joining

How can I join the iPhone Upgrade Program?

You can join the iPhone Upgrade Program online or at an Apple Store when you purchase an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X. You cannot join the program by calling Apple.

Can I buy more than one iPhone and additional accessories with the iPhone Upgrade Program?

With the iPhone Upgrade Program, you are limited to one iPhone purchase per online transaction, and you can’t add accessories to your online order. You can purchase additional devices and accessories in separate transactions or at an Apple Store.

What do my monthly iPhone Upgrade Program payments cover?

Your monthly payments cover the full cost of iPhone and AppleCare+.

When I buy with the iPhone Upgrade Program, is my iPhone “unlocked”?

Yes. We’ll activate your iPhone on your choice of AT&T, Sprint, T‑Mobile, or Verizon, and once your new iPhone is activated, you can change carriers whenever you like. However, there are wireless network compatibility differences between an iPhone for AT&T or T‑Mobile and an iPhone for Sprint or Verizon.

Are there differences between an iPhone for AT&T or T-Mobile and an iPhone for Sprint or Verizon?

iPhone offers the same innovative features regardless of the wireless carrier you choose. If you choose AT&T or T‑Mobile as your wireless carrier, your iPhone will use 3G cellular technology for voice services and either 3G or 4G LTE cellular technology for data services. iPhone can roam internationally on many GSM carriers around the world. If you buy an iPhone with AT&T or T‑Mobile, it will not work if you switch to Sprint or Verizon.

If you choose Sprint or Verizon as your wireless carrier, your iPhone will use CDMA cellular technology for voice and data services. If you buy an iPhone with Verizon or Sprint, it will work on AT&T or T‑Mobile. An iPhone activated on Sprint or Verizon also has the ability to roam internationally on GSM networks. For details on LTE network support, please see www.apple.com/iphone/LTE.

I have an existing carrier contract or installment plan. Can I purchase an iPhone with the iPhone Upgrade Program?

You can purchase an iPhone with the iPhone Upgrade Program even if you have an existing contract or an installment plan balance. However, you are still responsible for honoring any existing commitments with your carrier. Corporate, business, and prepaid service plans are not eligible for the iPhone Upgrade Program.

Can I keep my current service plan if I choose the iPhone Upgrade Program?

Yes, in most cases. Your wireless carrier may charge a fee for activating your iPhone on its network. If your current service plan does not include a data plan, you will need to change to a service plan that does. Corporate, business, and prepaid service plans are not eligible. If you have any questions, you can speak to a Specialist at the Apple Store or .

I’m buying an iPhone as a gift. Can I activate the iPhone at a later date?

Yes. When you buy iPhone on apple.com with the iPhone Upgrade Program, you can activate it later.

Can I trade in my current device?

Yes. If you sign up for the iPhone Upgrade Program in an Apple Store, the trade-in credit will be applied to your credit card. If you sign up online, you will receive a gift card after a short time.2

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