They just don't have the same subsidies anymore to help you like they used to.
Instead, they have installment agreements that have you paying the same amount as buying the phone new, just over the span of 12-24 months.
There's other tricks their not telling you that will save you time and money.
Read to the end to get the whole scoop on how to economically afford the new iPhone 7
Here are the four ways to pay for you new iPhone 7.
The first trick is to pay for it in installments.
There's no interest the Apple upgrade, and your service provider should also have an option without interest available for you as well.
$32 a month isn't that bad when you're getting a new phone every year with the Apple upgrade program.
I wouldn't go with your service provider though.
Unless your service provider is offering a less expensive monthly payment than the Apple upgrade plan don't go for it.
With the Apple upgrade it's less than $400 bucks for a new iPhone every year!
You should trade in your iPhone 6 ASAP.
Right now you can get about $300 for a good condition one.
But after Friday that number is going to plummet.
My philosophy is maybe that $700 can do some other good somewhere else than just going straight to Apple.
Remember a dollar today is worth more than a dollar tomorrow.
That Apple care is a nice addition to the value of this purchase too.
It does cost $100 and your broken iPhone to get a new one though.
That could add up quickly given how fragile phones are getting.
Some will keep being greedy even when they’re in the background. Not all apps only use battery while you’re using them.
Like my Podcasts app at the top of the list to the right.
It’s been sucking battery life all morning and I haven’t even had a chance to listen to the latest Criminal Podcast.
You have to shut these down if you don’t want them to be snagging up all your battery life.
To turn them off go to Settings > Battery to see all those greedy battery sucking apps.