During Apple's earnings conference call yesterday, Tim Cook fielded a question about the controversy resulting from Apple's admission that it throttles performance on older iPhones with degraded batteries. Specifically, Cook was asked...Show More Summary
During Apple’s Q1 2018 earnings call today, Tim Cook addressed Apple’s on-going iPhone battery replacement program and controversy concerning its practice of slowing down iPhones with aging batteries. Cook was asked about whether or not Apple sees the iPhone battery repair program having an effect on upgrade rates moving forward.. more…
In a bizarre and extremely disappointing turn of events, the "conspiracy theorists" who have been claiming for years that Apple intentionally slows down older iPhone models in order to increase upgrades were recently proven correct. Well, they were proven partially correct, at least. Show More Summary
Apple's announcement that it's going to reduce the price to replace some iPhone batteries gives those holding on to older phones a cheaper way to make them last longer — and adds a little nuance to the debate over whether to upgrade or not. Upgrades have already been slowing over the years. When smartphones were a new technology, […]
Amid a fury of lawsuits which allege that Apple has been purposefully slowing down older iPhone models in an effort to spur upgrades, the Cupertino-based company today published a letter explaining its rationale for throttling CPU performance on older devices. Show More Summary
Increasingly, you don't own things: you just rent the right to use 'the newest iPhone' for 24 months at a time. Apple has had great success with its new(ish) iPhone Upgrade Program, basically a 12-month lease program that has AppleCare+ built in. Show More Summary
Here's how much you'll pay for the iPhone X through each wireless carrier, as well as a breakdown of storage options, AppleCare+ and the iPhone Upgrade Program.
Apple's iPhone Upgrade program lets you get a new iPhone every year and includes Apple Care. Here's how it stacks up to the carriers' offerings.
Apple is providing earlier iPhone X delivery dates to iPhone Upgrade Program members who experienced an apparent loan processing issue that in some cases nullified original orders, prompting customers to reorder the device but with later ship-by times.
Apple this weekend is contacting iPhone Upgrade Program customers who stayed up, or woke up, to order an iPhone X early Friday only to find the company's financial partner, Citizens One, was unable to process loan applications.
For many, the iPhone X pre-order process was surprisingly smooth, but for others, it was as frustrating as ever. With issues ranging from the Apple Store not coming back online on time to iPhone Upgrade Program failures, some customers weren’t able to get the model they wanted when they wanted it. Were you successful on iPhone X pre-order night? more…
People in Apple's annual iPhone Upgrade Program can now get their loans pre-approved ahead of this Friday's iPhone X preorders, a critical step if they want a chance at getting one of the few launch-day units likely to be available.
As we reported last week, Apple recently noted that it would be giving a head start to its iPhone Upgrade Program customers for the iPhone X upgrade process. Now, existing iPhone Upgrade Program members can use the Apple Store App to gain pre-approval for the iPhone X and be ready to checkout as fast as possible on October 27. more…
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If you're a member of Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, you'll want to do this now.
If you're part of Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, you can start entering your iPhone X preorder information starting October 23 to speed up the ordering process.
While initial pre-orders for the iPhone X are still a week away from opening, some Apple die-hards will be able to get started early. Apple's installment-based Upgrade Program that lets customers get a new phone every year will, just...Show More Summary
We’re fully expecting the iPhone X pre-order and launch period to be chaotic, and Apple wants its iPhone Upgrade Program members to have the smoothest experience possible. For that reason, Apple is pushing IUP members to ‘get a head start on your upgrade to iPhone X’ starting Monday, October 23, ahead of pre-orders on Friday, October 27. more…