Apple Launches New Mac Notebook Upgrade Program Aimed At Small Businesses
Apple has launched the new Mac Notebook Upgrade Program, a program that seems similar to the current iPhone Upgrade Program — but with a catch. This new program is only offered to businesses.
The whole thing is in association with CIT, the company acting as Apple’s finance partner.
As part of the Mac Notebook Upgrade Program, businesses can spend from $30 per month and get a 13-inch MacBook Pro, 13-inch MacBook Air, 14-inch MacBook Pro, or 16-inch MacBook Pro for their team members.
The caveat being that it’s for MacBooks only, meaning there is no option to get hold of an iMac or Mac mini, let alone the Mac Pro that some might have hoped for. Apple says that small businesses can apply to be part of the program via the CIT website while Apple will be the one responsible for shipping orders. It also appears that the program is a US-only affair, at least for now.
Following the success of the iPhone Upgrade Program, this is something that many had hoped Apple would offer to everyone.
Being able to pay a monthly fee and upgrade to a new Mac without having to buy it outright is something that many would be interested in and we can only hope Apple will bring that to the masses eventually.