Want to upgrade to the latest iPhone each year and get Apple Care+ coverage on your purchase? Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program is a great way to get just that!

If you're anything like literally all of us here at iMore, you want the latest, greatest iPhone as soon as you can get your hands on it. For the longest time, you had to sign up for upgrade plans through your carrier. However, with the introduction of the iPhone 6s, Apple announced the iPhone Upgrade Program, which lets you spread the cost of an unlocked iPhone over 24 months and upgrade to a new device (with trade-in) after making 12 payments.

The program is intended to be a simple, quick way to secure a new, unlocked iPhone every year and insure the device with Apple's AppleCare+ protection program. If the iPhone Upgrade Program sounds like something you'd want to take advantage of, this guide will help you figure out everything you need to know!

iPhone Upgrade Program FAQ: Everything you need to know

A rose gold iPhone 7 Plus is held in the palm of a hand.

Considering joining Apple's new iPhone Upgrade Program when you pick up your next iPhone? Here's everything you need to know about the program before signing up.

How to prepare for your iPhone Upgrade Program appointment

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This is the first year that customers enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade Program have a reason to actually upgrade. If you have an appointment with an Apple specialist to trade up, there are a couple of things you should get ready to take with you to your appointment.

How to upgrade to the iPhone 7 if you are on the iPhone Upgrade Program

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If you enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade Program last year when you purchased your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you are eligible to upgrade to the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. Here's how!


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