Apple is making it even easier to get a new iPhone every single year

Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program is a good way for die hard fans to get the brand new handset every year, especially if they don’t like being handcuffed to a carrier.

It’s a rather expensive way of doing it, but for a monthly fee of $32/£33 a month, iPhone lovers can lease a phone and then trade it in when the newcomer arrives.

Now Apple is making it even easier for those enrolled in the program by providing a mail-in option for the old device (via MacRumors Forums).

Previously, upgrades were performed via an appointment at the user’s local Apple Store.

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Given the expected cost of the iPhone 8/X (some analysts are predicting up to $1,300 for the top model), the Upgrade Program might be more tempting than ever.

Apple is expected to launch a trio of new iPhones at its September 12 event at the new Steve Jobs Theater on its new campus.

With that in mind, the new option couldn’t be more timely.

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The iPhone Upgrade Program also includes access to Apple Care+ meaning any breakages are taken care of by the company.

Naturally, the devices are unlocked so customers are free to roam from carrier to carrier in search of plans that suit their needs.

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