The new Apple SE.
The new Apple SE. Screenshot

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Starting today, iPhone users can join the Apple iPhone Upgrade Program even if they’re buying online. Until now, the program was only offered as part of an in-store purchase.

The iPhone Upgrade Program allows you to essentially lease a phone from Apple by paying a fee each month. After a year, you’re eligible to upgrade from your current model to whatever is the most appropriate new product.

Online membership is not available to everyone on every carrier yet. Eligible AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon customers can start today online but T-Mobile customers still need to visit a store for now.