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Buying new I phone 15 and finding that apple has change rules of the game.

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NoMoreE46
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Re: Buying new I phone 15 and finding that apple has change rules of the game.

FYI, T-Mo SP my TU.

 

C'mon its got that funky USB C now.

 

 


@CreditCuriosity wrote:

Also to add if you have iphone 13 or greater don't bother upgrading as just burning money.  This was likely the most disappointing "upgrade" I have ever seen.  I don't see AAPLE making record sales this year with lack luster new offering.  




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sznthescore
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Re: Buying new I phone 15 and finding that apple has change rules of the game.


@NoMoreE46 wrote:

FYI, T-Mo SP my TU.

 

C'mon its got that funky USB C now.

 

 


@CreditCuriosity wrote:

Also to add if you have iphone 13 or greater don't bother upgrading as just burning money.  This was likely the most disappointing "upgrade" I have ever seen.  I don't see AAPLE making record sales this year with lack luster new offering.  





Lol ikr! I did a side by side comparison and not much has changed besides charging port, titanium casing, slight size difference, and os chip... like let's be forreal 

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Jeffster1
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Re: Buying new I phone 15 and finding that apple has change rules of the game.


@CreditCuriosity wrote:

Also to add if you have iphone 13 or greater don't bother upgrading as just burning money.  This was likely the most disappointing "upgrade" I have ever seen.  I don't see AAPLE making record sales this year with lack luster new offering.  


This. 

My 13 Pro Max is more than enough. I have the early upgrade option with TMO, but I'm passing on the 15.

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firefox100
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Re: Buying new I phone 15 and finding that apple has change rules of the game.

The question I have is why is Apple and gs doing this is because GS is losing money on Apple credit card, I think this bad move on apple's part, I would like to up grade my phone from I phone 8 to anewer phone, but it looks like I will hold to next year before I do phone up grade.

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coldfusion
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Re: Buying new I phone 15 and finding that apple has change rules of the game.


@NoMoreE46 wrote:

FYI, T-Mo SP my TU.

 

C'mon its got that funky USB C now.

 

 


That would be a change as all 3 legacy carriers traditionally always hard pulled when someone applied to open up a new post paid account.  If you had credit issues they might offer you what was in effect a secured post-paid account where you would pay an initial deposit ($500 IIRC) and they would open the account.  If you maintained a perfect payment history for 12 months the deposit in its entirety would be returned.

 

As for USB-C,  nice move even though the EU mandate was a strong incentive but not a game-changer.

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firefox100
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Re: Buying new I phone 15 and finding that apple has change rules of the game.

As a blind person the I phone is great phone the operation makes it easy to use voice works like charm that is why I stay with Apple but this kind of bs just makes meed mad. First thing I would have no problem with credit approval for a new service as I said before I don't want a hard pull why can't Gs let carrier know that you have good credit and you make payments on time. I like the older connector better, does any know if USB C connector can go in eather way.

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firefox100
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Re: Buying new I phone 15 and finding that apple has change rules of the game.

Another thing is I liked when I phone had a audio out put jack ear phone or speakers or record send audio to another device.

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Credit_Master
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Re: Buying new I phone 15 and finding that apple has change rules of the game.

So I have done a ton of reading on this very subject. There are a ton of post on Reddit pertaining to this predicament. What I have found is that if you purchase the phone through Apple and choose the T-Mobile carrier you are not required to input any account information. Some are saying that this is a way to bypass the carrier requirement that Apple has established. They are saying that the phones will be shipping "unlocked" and that when setting up the phone for the first time that you can attempt the carrier information screen 3 times and then it will allow you to bypass it and activate the phone with any carrier. Of course all this is conjecture and cannot be proven until the phones arrive this Friday (22nd) to actually attempt the activation process.

 

I was debating on upgrading but think I will hold off until next year as I would have to pay off my phone (around $400) to upgrade and receive the $1000 credit towards the new iPhone 15 Pro with AT&T (currently have the iPhone 13 Pro). I don't see myself paying almost $400 and losing my promotional credits (only pay a extra $4 a month towards phone payoff and have 13 more payments to go). They are my current carrier and I don't have any plans to switch carriers as I am very pleased with their service. 

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AzCreditGuy
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Re: Buying new I phone 15 and finding that apple has change rules of the game.

Very interesting topic on the Apple card, I switched from Android over to iPhone 6 back in the day and the Apple card would have worked back then, today not so much.

 

I always thought the Apple card wasn’t great and now I am glad I didn’t bother, especially with the phones just losing so much value over a year.

 

I currently have the iPhone 13 and 13 pro, I was lucky to sell the iPhone 13 for $500 but at a loss of $387....The iPhone 13 pro can be a trade for trade for the iPhone 15 pro. To put these on the Apple card, in my op would just be at a loss....

 

PS All carriers are shady on how they give you iPhone credits for that new iPhone, Verizon being the worst to T-Mobile being less restrictive…

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firefox100
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Re: Buying new I phone 15 and finding that apple has change rules of the game.

I have check with all 3 carries and T mobile is only one that is doing a hard pull and verizon and att do only a soft pul for both service and financing of the phone and they will let finance for 36 months apple only does 24 months. Ther is a 35 dollar set up fee and they are running about 60 per month with tax. spectrum mobile will finance the phone for 36 months and ther service about 30 dollars per months with 30 g of data. Only you need to buy at one of spectrum's stores or on line from them. apple has sq this one big time.

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