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iPhone Upgrade Program expands to UK and China

A year after the program's launch, Apple is bringing it to more countries.


Apple's Upgrade Program is expanding beyond the US.

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Apple is expanding the reach of its iPhone Upgrade Program by offering it to customers in China and the United Kingdom, the company said Wednesday.

The program launched last September. Essentially, customers lease iPhones instead of buying them, and pay in installments. That way, they can upgrade every year and just trade in their phone for a new one without fully paying off the old one. Pricing starts at about $32 a month, and the program includes AppleCare.