Apple has an iPhone Upgrade Program in place for general consumers, allowing for a single monthly payment and an easy path to upgrade to a new model when they want. Unfortunately, a similar program doesn’t exist for the general populace with Macs. But! Eligible businesses can now sign up for their own option.
As first shared on Twitter by Max Weinbach, Apple has recently launched a brand new MacBook Upgrade Program for small businesses and eligible business partners. This is designed specifically for businesses that want and/or need to release a whole lot of MacBooks to their employees. This isn’t a program meant for just one or two people, basically.
Which makes sense, because Apple’s new MacBook Upgrade Program is offering up the brand new hardware at just 3% of the original retail list price. That’s tied to a monthly price, of course. Apple is working with CIT for the new program.
So, here’s how it breaks down:
- 13-inch MacBook Air: $999 list price; estimated monthly payment of $30
- 13-inch MacBook Pro: $1,299 list price; estimated monthly payment of $39
- 14-inch MacBook Pro: $1,999 list price; estimated monthly payment of $60
- 16-inch MacBook Pro: $2,499 list price; estimated monthly payment of $75
CIT says small businesses can apply directly through its website. If approved, the process will then include Apple shipping the MacBook orders. At this point in time, there are no Mac desktops available as part of the program. It’s just MacBook models at the time of publication.
Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program is a popular option for the company. Does that mean we’ll see a similar program launch for the Mac and for general consumers? Maybe not. But, at least for eligible businesses, this is a worthwhile program.