AppleCare+ Costs $199 for iPhone X

iPhone X costs $50 per month if you buy it through Apple's upgrade plan

If you're already a member of the iPhone Upgrade Program, Apple has some good news; you can confirm that you're eligible for the upgrade and get those necessary details out of the way before presale starts.

Whether you choose to look at the iPhone X as "forward thinking" and groundbreaking, as Apple CEO Tim Cook flamboyantly claimed on stage at the company's latest keynote event, or just an Android trend follower, the "all screen" device definitely has a multitude of things going for it.

Adding insult to injury, AppleCare+ service is for some reason substantially more expensive when covering the $999 and up iPhone X than combined with the 7, 7 Plus or even 8 and 8 Plus. But, truth be told, people will be willing to pay that price, especially if they can get it subsidized or discounted.

Although Apple has attached a high price tag for AppleCare+ coverage of the iPhone X, some opine that it is totally understandable and acceptable. A customer who paid upfront for both, by contrast, could easily be out $2,000 or more. It covers two accidental damage incidents but you have to pay extra for replacements. Because Apple's upgrade plan works something like a combination between a lease and a two-year loan, you'll likely end up paying just as much or more under it as you would if you bought a phone outright.

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By contrast, if you pay upfront for the phone, you can sell it on eBay or trade it in elsewhere and get some credit for its value.

And when you swap out your phone, you lose whatever investment you've made into the old device. That could help significantly reduce the cost of upgrading to a new phone.

T-Mobile is making it easy for customers that buy one of Apple's new iPhones to upgrade to a future model.

Finally, Apple Watch Series 3 buyers will get 3 months of free service with Digits when they buy their device. The Cupertino tech giant is also increasing its fix and replacement prices for its iPhones, making things even more expensive.

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