The new Apple SE.
The new Apple SE. Screenshot

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.