Apple's iPhone upgrade program now available online

You can pay in installments to always have the latest model and get AppleCare+.

Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program is now available online, meaning you won't have to trek to a store if you want the latest device every year. As a reminder, the company launched the program when it released the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, letting you buy those phones starting at $32 a month on 24-month subscription. After a year, you can trade in your old iPhone for a new one, as long as you're willing to renew the subscription for another 24 months.

When the program started, Apple wouldn't accept any iPhones on trade if they had a broken screen. However, Apple started accepting models with "reasonable damage" earlier this year, making a physical visit to a Store perhaps less important. The program starts at around $32 for a 16GB iPhone 6s and runs up to $45 for a 128GB 6s Plus, and all subscribers be enrolled in AppleCare+ (which covers your broken screen, by the way). It's only available online in the US for now, but we've reached out to see if it's coming to the UK and elsewhere later.