Apple announced its brand new iPhone, iPhone 11 during its special event on Tuesday. It also announced that the new iPhones would be hitting the shelf on Friday, September 20. That is next week.
If you’re reading this, maybe you’re not big on lining up outside an Apple Store just to get your hands on a brand new iPhone. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll tell you how you can get pre-approved for a new iPhone right now.
Of course, there is a pre-requisite to this. You have to be an iPhone Upgrade Program customer. If you have made at least 12 payments on your iPhone Upgrade Program plan, you are set! Apple’s contract with you promises a upgrade. Even if you’ve made less than 12 payments in your iPhone Upgrade Program plan, you are still eligible to get pre-approved. But you may have to pay a small extra fee.
Apple has said that it will start taking pre-orders on Friday, September 13. If you meet the above pre-requisite, you won’t have to set foot on an Apple Store to get your pre-order approved.
If you meet the requirements, you have until 9 PM PDT on Thursday, September 12. So how exactly do you get pre-approved? Read On.
The first step is of course to see if you are eligible for the pre-approval. To check this open the Apple Store app on your iPhone. If you are a iPhone Upgrade Customer, Apple will have checked your eligibility for an upgrade. It will also tell you whether you need to pay extra for the upgrade.
Once you have confirmed your eligibility, click on Start Now. You will now be taken to the Preapproval screen. Follow the on-screen instructions to get your pre-approved.
It is worth noting that in case you have a busted screen, you will be required to pay an extra 100$ as part of your AppleCare+ premium for a replacement iPhone.
AppleCare+ is an absolute must if you are one of the careless iPhone owners. It will let you fix minor damages for free. And for a $100, you can get a new iPhone even if the damage is severe. The standard AppleCare+ is built into the price of the Apple device. But for an additional $4.19 a month, you can get theft and loss coverage, which will guarantee you a replacement in case you lose your phone or it gets stolen.
The New iPhone
The iPhone 11 comes out on September 20. The iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro have a 5.8-inch display, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a bigger display at 6.5-inches. Apple claims that the new phones will have a newer much brighter OLED display called the Super Retina XDR display. The base iPhone 11 model features a dual camera setup as with the iPhone XS. The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max will have a triple camera setup, with a new 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens with a 120-degree field of view.
The new iPhones will feature Apple’s A13 Bionic chip. Apple has claimed that this chip makes the new iPhones the fastest smartphone in the world. The iPhone 11 starts at a price of $699. The iPhone 11 Pro sells for $999 and iPhone 11 Pro Max for $1099.