With the launch of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple is launching its iPhone Upgrade Programme in the UK.
The UK iPhone Upgrade Programme lets you pay a monthly fee for the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and then upgrade after 12 months when the new handset is released.
Apple lets you pay for the handset interest free over 20 months, so you don’t have to upgrade after 12 months, you can just continue to pay for the handset until it is paid off.
There are two different versions of the iPhone upgrade program in the UK, one with Apple Care and one without Apple Care.
First up is the cheaper options without Apple Care, this version costs £27.50 a month for the 32GB iPhone 7 and £33.50 a month for the 32GB iPhone 7 Plus. The 128GB iPhone costs £32.50 a month and the 128GB iPhone 7 Plus costs £38.50 a month. The 256GB iPhone 7 will set you back £37.50 a month and the 256GB iPhone 7 Plus costs £43.50 a month. There is also an up front payment of £49 on all of the above options.
Next up is the more expensive version with Apple Care the 32GB iPhone 7 costs £33.45 a month and the 32GB iPhone 7 Plus £39.45 a month. The 128GB iPhone 7 is £38.45 a month and the 128GB iPhone 7 Plus is £44.45 a month. The top models are £43.45 a month for the 256GB iPhone 7 and £49.45 a month for the 256GB iPhone 7 Plus. There is also an up front fee of £49on this option.
Apple are only offering the iPhone Upgrade Programme in their retail stores, and you need to take photo ID and your bank details and they will perform a credit check on you.
It will be interesting to see what the mobile carriers think of Apple’s new upgrade programme as they normally charge you a monthly fee for the handset as part of their contract. You can find out full details about Apple’s new iPhone Upgrade Programme over at their website at the link below.