Get preapproved for iPhone Upgrade Program before iPhone 12 mini, Pro Max sales start

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iPhone 12 mini held up
Speed through the preorder process on November 6.
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If you plan to preorder iPhone 12 mini or Pro Max on Friday, November 6, through the iPhone Upgrade Program, then do yourself a massive favor and get preapproved early. It will make the whole process quicker and easier.

We’ll show you how.

If you’ve ever preordered an iPhone on day one before, you’ll know it can be a painful process. Initial stock sells out incredibly quickly, so if you’re not ready and waiting, you can miss out on launch day delivery.

That’s why you should get preapproved for the iPhone Upgrade Program today. It will speed up the preordering process on Friday, so you’ll be able to fly through and secure your order before it’s too late.

Here’s how.

How to get preapproved for iPhone Upgrade Program

Ensure you have the Apple Store app downloaded on your iPhone or iPad, then follow these steps:

  1. Tap the Shop tab, then select iPhone 12 mini or Pro Max.
  2. Choose the model you wish to preorder. Be sure to select the right color and storage option.
  3. Confirm your carrier.
  4. Complete the preapproval process when prompted.
  5. Return to the Apple Store app from 5 a.m. PST on Friday, November 6, to complete your iPhone preorder.

Apple is yet to confirm its deadline for preapproval this time around, so to ensure you don’t miss out, try to complete this process as soon as possible. If you miss the deadline, you’ll need to go through approval on November 6, which could delay your order.

As soon as shipping times start slipping, you could be waiting weeks for your new handset to arrive.

How much will iPhone 12 mini, Pro Max cost?

iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $45.79 per month through the iPhone Upgrade Program, and AppleCare+ is included as standard. The more affordable iPhone 12 starts at $29.12.