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Apple (apple.com) is an extremely popular cellphone maker which competes against brands like Samsung, Motorola and HTC. Compared to its peers, Apple ranks as one of the top-performing brands in its category, with an overall ranking of #2 out of 74 total brands.

While anyone can post reviews of Apple on Knoji, our own team of editors also does research to answer questions and provide ratings for this brand. So far, our team has spent roughly 60 hours researching and reviewing the top 74 cellphone makers based on 260 data points such as military discount policies, free shipping policies and (see the full criteria list).

  • Free shipping: Does each manufacturer offer free shipping? Does each maker offer site-wide free shipping?
  • Free returns & exchanges: Does each manufacturer offer free returns? What's their exchange policy? Does each maker offer free returns & exchanges?
  • Apple Pay: Does each manufacturer accept Apple Pay? each maker Apple Pay support?
  • Money-back guarantee: Does each manufacturer have a money-back guarantee? Can I get my money back if I'm not satisfied with my each maker purchase?
  • Price matching: Does each manufacturer price match? each maker price matching?
  • Official coupons page: Does each manufacturer have an official coupons page? Does each maker maintain its own coupon page?
  • Sales events: Does each manufacturer ever have sales or promotional events? How often does each maker have sales events?
  • Student discounts: Does each manufacturer have a student discount? each maker student discount?
  • Military discounts: Does each manufacturer offer a military discount? each maker military discount?
  • Senior discounts: each manufacturer senior discount? Does each maker have a senior discount policy?
  • Birthday discounts: each manufacturer birthday discount? Does each maker give birthday discounts?
  • International shipping: Does each manufacturer ship internationally? each maker international shipping?
  • Loyalty programs: each manufacturer loyalty or rewards program? Does each maker offer a loyalty or rewards program?
  • Gift cards: Does each manufacturer offer gift cards? Does each maker accept gift cards or e-gift cards?
  • Affiliate programs: each manufacturer affiliate program? Does each maker offer an affiliate program?
  • Competitor coupons: Does each manufacturer accept competitors' coupons? Does each maker take competitor coupons?
  • Coupon stacking: Does each manufacturer support coupon stacking? each maker coupon stacking?
  • Website security & privacy: Is each manufacturer a secure website? Does they respect users' privacy? Does each maker have a valid privacy policy? Is their website secure?
  • PayPal: Does each manufacturer accept PayPal? each maker PayPal support?
  • Google Pay: Does each manufacturer accept Google Pay? each maker Google Pay?
  • Social media pages: each manufacturer social media pages? List of each maker's social media pages?
  • Debit & prepaid cards: each manufacturer debit card support? Does each maker take debit cards?
  • Promo codes: Does each manufacturer ever offer promo codes? Does each maker's website support discount codes?
  • Affirm financing: Does each manufacturer accept Affirm financing? each maker Affirm financing support?
  • Afterpay financing: Does each manufacturer accept Afterpay financing? Does each maker take Afterpay financing?
  • Bread financing: Does each manufacturer accept Bread financing? Does each maker offer Bread as a financing option?
  • Klarna financing: Does each manufacturer accept Klarna financing? Does each maker take Klarna for financing?
  • Contact information: How does I contact each manufacturer? How to contact each maker?
  • Teacher discounts: Does each manufacturer give discounts to teachers and educators? each maker teacher discount?
  • Price point: How expensive is each manufacturer? How much does each maker cost vs. competitors?
  • Black Friday sales: Where is each manufacturer's official Black Friday deals page this year? Where is each maker's Black Friday Ads page?
  • Cyber Monday sales: Where is each manufacturer's Cyber Monday ad this year? Does each maker have an official Cyber Monday page?
  • Ethical practices: Is each manufacturer considered an ethical brand? Does each maker use ethical practices?
  • Amazon Pay: Does each manufacturer accept Amazon Pay? Does each maker take Amazon Pay?
  • Sezzle financing: Does each manufacturer accept Sezzle financing? Does each maker support Sezzle financing?
  • QuadPay financing: Does each manufacturer accept QuadPay financing? Does each maker take QuadPay?
  • AARP discounts: Does each manufacturer offer discounts to AARP members? Does each maker have an AARP discount policy?

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Apple FAQ & Answers

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Apple's Features Scorecard

Shipping & Returns Policies
Free Shipping:
Yes
Apple offers free shipping on all qualifying orders. Get free delivery on your order from Apple, program exclusions apply. See details on their free shipping policy page. Apple free shipping policies >>
Free Returns & Exchanges:
Unlikely
It appears that Apple may not offer free returns & exchanges currently. Apple free returns & exchanges >>
International Shipping:
Unlikely
Payment Options
Debit & Prepaid Cards:
Yes
Apple accepts debit & prepaid cards for qualifying orders and customers, according to their debit & prepaid cards policies. See policies and program details on their debit & prepaid card support page. Apple debit & prepaid card support >>
PayPal:
Yes
Apple accepts PayPal for qualifying orders and customers, according to their PayPal policies. See policies and program details on their PayPal support page. Apple PayPal >>
Apple Pay:
Yes
Apple accepts Apple Pay for qualifying orders and customers, according to their Apple Pay policies. See policies and program details on their Apple Pay support page. Apple Apple Pay support >>
Amazon Pay:
Unlikely
It appears that Apple may not accept Amazon Pay currently. Apple Amazon Pay support >>
Google Pay:
No
It appears that Apple may not accept Google Pay currently. Apple Google Pay >>
Pricing & Discount Policies
Promo Codes:
Yes
Apple supports a promo code box on their website. Check the Apple promo codes page for the latest coupon codes from Apple. Apple.com promo code support >>
Sales Events:
Unlikely
Black Friday Sales:
Yes
Apple offers Black Friday sales for qualifying orders and customers, according to their Black Friday sales policies. See policies and program details on their Black Friday promotions page. Apple Black Friday promotions >>
Military Discounts:
Yes
Apple offers coupons and promotional pricing for military veterans. Get up to 30% off and other special offers for Apple on their military discounts page. Apple military discounts >>
Cyber Monday Sales:
No
It appears that Apple may not offer Cyber Monday sales currently. Apple Cyber Monday sales >>
Official Coupons Page:
Yes
Apple offers their own coupons and promotions page on their website. Check the official Apple coupons page for the latest offers directly from Apple Apple official coupons page >>
Student Discounts:
Yes
Apple runs a student discount program for current students. Save up to 40% on Apple through their student discount program. Program details are available on their student discounts page. Apple student discounts >>
Price Matching:
Yes
Apple has a price matching and price adjustment policy. Get discounted pricing from Apple if you find a lower price on another website. See program details on their official price matching page. Apple price matching >>
Senior Discounts:
No
Birthday Discounts:
Unlikely
It appears that Apple may not offer birthday discounts currently. Apple.com birthday discounts >>
Competitor Coupons:
Unlikely
It appears that Apple may not accept competitor coupons currently. Apple competitor coupon policies >>
AARP Discounts:
Unlikely
It appears that Apple may not offer AARP discounts currently. Apple AARP discounts >>
Coupon Stacking:
Unlikely
It appears that Apple may not allow coupon stacking currently. Apple coupon stacking >>
Customer Service Features
Contact Information:
Yes
Apple offers contact information for qualifying orders and customers, according to their contact information policies. See policies and program details on their contact information availability page. Apple contact information >>
Money-back Guarantee:
Yes
Apple offers money-back guarantee for qualifying orders and customers, according to their money-back guarantee policies. See policies and program details on their money-back guarantee policy page. Apple money-back guarantee >>
Gift Cards:
Yes
Apple offers gift cards and discounted gift cards during special promotional events. Find gift cards for Apple. with their gift card program. See policies and program details on their gift cards page. Apple gift cards >>
Loyalty Programs:
No
It appears that Apple may not offer loyalty programs currently. Apple.com loyalty programs >>
Social Media Pages:
TBD
It appears that Apple may not offer social media pages currently. Apple.com social media pages >>
Financing Options
Affirm Financing:
Unlikely
It appears that Apple may not accept Affirm financing currently. Apple Affirm financing >>
Afterpay Financing:
Unlikely
Sezzle Financing:
Unlikely
It appears that Apple may not accept Sezzle financing currently. Apple Sezzle financing support >>
QuadPay Financing:
Unlikely
It appears that Apple may not accept QuadPay financing currently. Apple.com QuadPay financing >>
Klarna Financing:
Unlikely
It appears that Apple may not accept Klarna financing currently. Apple Klarna financing >>
Bread Financing:
Unlikely
It appears that Apple may not accept Bread financing currently. Apple Bread financing support >>
Website Features
Website Security & Privacy:
Yes
Apple offers website security & privacy for qualifying orders and customers, according to their website security & privacy policies. See policies and program details on their website security & privacy policies page. Apple website security & privacy >>
Marketing Programs
Affiliate Programs:
Yes
Apple offers affiliate programs for qualifying orders and customers, according to their affiliate programs policies. See policies and program details on their affiliate programs page. Apple affiliate programs >>
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