Apple, AT&T Won't Let You Buy A New iPhone For 18 Months, Even If You Pay Full Price

Apple, AT&T Won't Let You Buy A New iPhone For 18 Months, Even If You Pay Full Price

Ronny can’t buy a new iPhone for the next 18 months, even though he’s willing to fork over $499 for an unsubsidized model. Ronny swapped his original 8 GB iPhone for a 16 GB version within his first month of service, but recently lost the phone. Now, both Apple and AT&T are telling him that he’s a jailbreaker and he can’t have a new phone for 18 months—unless he’s willing to get a new phone number.