Existing and new members of the iPhone Upgrade Program can use the Apple Store App on iPhone to go through the pre-approval process and get a pre-approval until 21:00. Pacific Time on Thursday, September 12th.
Pre-approval allows members of the iPhone Upgrade Program to immediately purchase their new iPhones if they have pre-orders.
Customers who are (or would like to be) part of the iPhone upgrade program can choose their preferred iPhone, confirm their mobile operator, and get a loan approval early enough to complete the purchase when pre-orders begin.
Apple has begun sending emails to existing members of the iPhone Upgrade Program to inform them of the availability of pre-orders.
Apple also has the option to use the Apple Card for financing when purchasing, to receive three percent of the cash for payments. Customers planning to use a Apple Card will not receive any special financing options, but will be able to use the pre-order process.
The financing option for iPhone payments does not include AppleCare + while the iPhone upgrade program does. Members of the iPhone Upgrade Program who also opt for payments for using the Apple Card are eligible for a three percent refund.