Best Buy has created a program for Mac users called Upgrade+ (opens in new tab) This allows customers to upgrade to a new MacBook the same way they upgrade to a new phone.
Upgrade+ customers must purchase a qualifying MacBook on Best Buy for 36 months. After those 36 months, the user has the choice of using a loan to upgrade his MacBook to a newer version, or keeping the laptop (the rest of the balance, which he will eventually pay once), or You can return it to Best Buy. Sold as used or refurbished. T.
This plan requires the purchase of the original Mac to be funded through Best Buy (through Citizens Pay, credit approval required) and is only available on Mac laptops with Apple Silicon (i.e. M1 or M2 based chips). available. This is the same as Apple’s iPhone Upgrade program, except that Apple will upgrade over his one-year period.
After 36 months, you are free to exchange your MacBook for a newer version (if you choose to move funds to a new machine) without paying any remaining balance. Return the laptop to Best Buy and the store will process the final payment. If you keep your device, you will be charged the difference.
Best Buy’s example suggests that if you buy a Mac laptop for $999.99, you pay $19.99 per month for 36 months, then spend the remaining $280.35 in the 37th month. If you plan to buy new Macs this often, this might be a good deal, but if you want to buy sooner or stick with it longer, it might not save you money (but , you can also pay over time if you want).
Upgrade+ can optionally be excluded along with AppleCare+ and some accessories when ordering, but this program is not eligible for any type of discounts that may appear in Best Buy stores.
Best Buy currently has five MacBooks eligible for Upgrade +, including the M1 and M2 variants of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13 M2, MacBook Pro 14 M1, and MacBook Pro 16 M1.
The MacBook Air M1 is priced at $999.99 for $19.99 per month, and the M2 version increases to $1,199.99 for $26 per month. For the MacBook Pro 13-inch M2, the cost would be $1,299.99 or $28.17 per month, and the MacBook Pro 14 with M1 would be considerably higher at the rate of $43.34 per month, all the way to $1,999.99 per month.
Finally, the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 chip is priced at $2,499.99 for $54.17 per month.
Members of Best Buy’s Totaltech program get 24 months of free AppleCare+ for as long as they’re active.
Apple already allows you to continuously pay for laptops at 0% APR for 12 months, but if you want to trade in the latest and greatest fairly often, Apple fans are beginning to consider the Best Buy route. increase.