If the rumors are true, Apple’s next-gen iPhone could cost upwards of $1,000, making it pretty damn expensive as far as flagship phones are concerned. However we suppose that is also why programs like the iPhone Upgrade Program exists, where iPhone users can upgrade to the newer models by trading in their older ones.

However this typically involved customers having to physically visit an Apple Store, but that has  changed. As spotted by a MacRumors forum member (via AppleInsider), it seems that Apple has added a new option for customers in the program in the form of a mail-in option. What this means is that customers will be able to mail-in their old iPhone and trade that in for the newer models.

Customers will be given a trade-in kit which includes a box for the old iPhone, as well as a prepaid shipping label where they will send their old phones back to Apple for processing. Hopefully this will be a better solution than last year, where customers had to schedule trade-in appointments, and where supply issues with the iPhone 7 resulted in customers part of the program being unable to get their hands on the newer models.

That being said, there have been reports that claim that Apple’s new iPhone X could be delayed and might not be shipped alongside the standard models. We’re not sure if Apple is setting aside more units for customers in its trade-in program, but we guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

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