iPhone Upgrade Program participants can now get preapproved for either iPhone XS or XS Max
Apple has opened the pre-approval process for members of the Upgrade Program, so they can get (or not get) the approval before pre-orders for the iPhone XS and XS Max begin on 12:01 AM Pacific Time, September 14th.
To go through the pre-approval process, launch the Apple Store app and select the iPhone model you want to get. Pre-orders for the cheaper iPhone XR are coming at a later date, so if that’s what you’re after, you’ll have to wait a few weeks (until October 19th). If you're not part of the program, you can become a member by following the process within the app.
The iPhone XS starts at $49.91 per month and tops at $64.50 per month for the 512GB version. The bigger XS Max will set you back $54.08 for the 64GB version or as high as $68.66 for the 512GB one. These prices are for the unlocked versions. Even though the phones come with 0% interest, the final price is a bit higher than the regular one because the program includes AppleCare+ for all models.
Pre-approval will only be available until 4:00 PM Pacific time on September 13 (that’s today), so if you want to be at the top of the pre-order list, you don’t have much time.