Apple's iPhone XR/XS trade-in offer now has a monthly payment option

Apple's iPhone XR/XS trade-in offer now has a monthly payment option
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Since late November, Apple has been running a trade-in offer which increases the value of older devices by up to $100 when an iPhone XR or iPhone XS/XS Max is purchased. As part of this, the iPhone XR can be purchased for as little as $449 while the iPhone XS series starts at $699 when an older model is replaced.

Apple's iPhone XR/XS trade-in offer now has a monthly payment option
While this does represent a big discount over their usual retail prices, not everyone is willing to spend so much money on a phone at once. So, in the hope of boosting sales again, Apple has now implemented a monthly payment option. As part of this, the iPhone XR can be acquired for $18.99/month while the premium iPhone XS models start at $29.99/month for 24 months.

This latest option collects no interest and requires a credit check prior to signing the contract. It’s also worth noting that it isn’t available online. Instead, consumers must arrange this deal at one of Apple’s multiple retail stores.

Despite being advertised as a ‘limited time’ deal since the very beginning, Apple’s trade-in deal is about to enter its third month of availability. And going by this latest extension, it appears Apple has no plans to end it just yet. Especially considering the weak sales the company has faced since the 2018 iPhone series launched last quarter.

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22 Comments

1. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

What moron would trade in their existing iPhones for those lousy trade in values? Especially the iPhone 8, and 7's.

18. Greenmule

Posts: 128; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Finding Apple in the used cell phone business and "selling payments" is like finding a movie star in a Walmart...pushing a shopping cart. This is the polar opposite of what Steve Jobs worked to create: value added benefits. Then, Apple decided to stop selling the X on their website and their stores, which started this cascade of falling Apple values. They made the mistake of introducing an LCD phone and retiring an OLED phone. When was the last time that Apple stopped selling a phone within 14 months of its introduction? Particularly, in light of the fact that so many in the press declared the X as the world's best phone?!?! That started the values falling. Then, someone at Apple decided that they could sell $850.00 to $1,500.00 cell phones in China where the mean (average) household income is around $14,000.00 US per year. So someone at Apple must have thought that we can sell high priced iPhones to the business executives and the mid and upper level bureaucrats in China. Can you imagine a mid-level bureaucrat walking into a party meeting and pulling out his shiny new iPhone Xr for all of his colleagues to see? Won't that go over like an earthworm in the punch bowl? The team at Apple needs to find their way back to the value proposition. Selling lots of phones in India for low margins was never, ever Steve Jobs idea of how Apple should exist in the cell phone business. Yes, i own an iPhone, not that it matters.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Those wallets are speaking.

3. IT-Engineer

Posts: 523; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

First, they reintroduced the SE, then will change the XR from LCD to oled, now this. This only shows the damage they are suffering due to slow sales.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, it's clear as day. Apple has gotta change up some things, or suffer more. This trickle feeding of features, and mediocre updates, while charging outrageous amounts is starting to do damage.

8. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

The ditching of the LCD on the XR is still 1 year and 9 months away. The damage they are showing is far from it.

10. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

If Apple was truly worried, they would release a new iPhone, and not wait another 9 months.

14. scarface21173

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I think its a lot worse than is being reported. We have never seen the sales on apple products at this scale ever.

5. libra89

Posts: 2259; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Wow, I didn't think that I would see the day of this...

6. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

If Apple, the mobile industry profit leader, is truly feeling the heat of sales, Id hate to see how bad it is on the other side of the fence. Ouch!

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

We're not blind bruh, we follow tech news too. Apple's been put on notice by the consumer, and its scrambling to fix things. We expect you and your buddy to cover for Apple.

12. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Nah bruh. I have both iPhone and Android, but people can’t stand that I’m not a drone and call android oems on their bs. I tell it like it is and it burns them up inside.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nah bruh. I also have both iPhone and android, but people can't stand that I'm not a drone and call Apple on their bs. I tell it like it is and it burns them up inside. See how that works both ways...bruh?

17. IT-Engineer

Posts: 523; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Took the words right out of my mouth.. bruh. lol

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right on lol.

9. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1521; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Not all phone manufacturers are struggling right now.

15. scarface21173

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

huawei, oneplus

11. kotan24

Posts: 305; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

What about the iPhone X trade-in value?

19. seantn4

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 11, 2018

Its up to a 500$ gift card to an apple store, which you can then use to get the XR for only 249$ so cheaper than trading in an 8.

20. worldpeace

Posts: 3099; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Who's crazy enough to trade in their X for XR?

22. seantn4

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 11, 2018

Not sure, They could use the $500 gift card on an XS Max as well. Personally I wouldn't buy an iPhone.

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