That means those who signed up a year ago (and even some who have signed up more recently) can upgrade to the i Phone 7.
Here’s how that will work: First of all, you have to have been enrolled in the program at least six months and have made the equivalent of 12 payments (so if you haven’t made 12 yet, you’ll have to pay the difference to upgrade your phone).
The i OS 8 update is available as a free upgrade for the following i OS devices: It is very important to take a backup of your i Phone, i Pad and i Pod Touch before updating it with the latest i OS software update.
(Note that if you choose to encrypt your backup using i Tunes, along with normal data, secure information like passwords etc.
If your i OS device has Touch ID, i OS checks that the Touch ID sensor matches your device’s other components during an update or restore.
This check keeps your device and the i OS features related to Touch ID secure.
are also backed up.) There is also a probability of the upgrade process putting your device in recovery mode (Connect to i Tunes logo on the screen), which is why it is extremely important to take a backup so you can restore your data from the backup if things go horribly wrong.
talked to i Phone repair and and parts experts to find out what exactly is going on.
The error message is terse — and almost always terminal for the device in question. It’s still not clear if the 6s and 6s Plus are vulnerable, too, because they use a different cable design than earlier models.
i Pads with Touch ID can get the error, but the i Phone 5s is not affected, even though it has Touch ID.
Assuming that condition is met — and you still have your phone to trade in — you can make the exchange at a nearby Apple Store.
You’ll need two forms of ID, plus a credit card and your Social Security number (they will run a new credit check).