Best Buy-Apple Upgrade+ Program Expands! iMac, Mac Studio Now Included; Financing, Duration, and More

The new partnership between Best Buy and Apple previously launched the “Upgrade+” program last October. 

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The new 27 inch iMac with 5K Retina display is displayed during an Apple special event on October 16, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets and the iMac with 5K Retina display.

Before, the Upgrade+ was only available for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro units. Now, Best Buy announced that this finance program has been expanded. 

Thanks to this effort, the Apple Upgrade+ now includes Mac Studio and iMac computers. 

“With the expansion available starting today, Upgrade+ customers can now also apply for financing to purchase a select iMac or Mac Studio desktop computer,” said Best Buy via its official press release. 

Best Buy-Apple Upgrade+ Program Expands!

According to 9To5Mac’s latest report, the Upgrade+ program expansion finances consumers who are interested to purchase an iMac. 

Best Buy-Apple Upgrade+ Program Expands! iMac, Mac Studio Now Included; Financing, Duration, and More

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A general view of a Best Buy store on September 15, 2022 in Levittown, New York, United States. Many families along with businesses are suffering the effects of inflation as the economy is dictating a change in spending habits.

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The retailer will allow them to pay for the computer in installation, which is $28.17 per month. They are required to pay this amount for the next 36 months. 

On the 37th month, they are required to settle the remaining amount, which is $286. This pricing was based on the original cost of the iMac; $1,299.99. 

If you will compute the details above, the installation payment mode is almost the same as buying the iMac in cash. 

This also works the same with Mac Studio computers: 

  • A Mac laptop from $19.99/month for 36 months and the $280.35 final payment is due in the 37th month. Based on an original price of $999.99. 

But, if you no longer want to pay the amount for the 37th month, Best Buy said that you can upgrade your purchase to a newer model. 

You can do this by returning the qualified product and remaining on the Upgrade+ program.  

How to Apply to Upgrade+? 

Best Buy explained that the Upgrade+ program is available through Citizens Pay. To apply, all you need to do is follow the steps below: 

  1. First, open your Citizens Pay account and click the “Add & Check Eligibility.” Choose the item you want to purchase. 
  2. After that, just follow the instructions provided to complete your eligibility check with Citizens Pay. 
  3. After a few seconds, you will receive an eligibility decision from Citizens Pay. 
  4. If you’re qualified, you can review the terms, submit the application and complete your purchase. 

Aside from partnering with Best Buy, Apple is also quite busy with its other business operations. 

Recently, we reported that the Apple iPhone production in India is expected to triple by 2025. 

The new Apple Advanced Data Protection for iCloud data was also launched by the iPhone maker. 

For more news updates about Apple and its other products, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes.  

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