As we saw last month, Apple again extended the deadline for the replacement of the iPhone. We can see this in the small words below the official home page of Apple China. Yesterday, the company said that the deadline for discounting and purchasing the iPhone XS/XR was February 17. Now, Apple has changed to "the deadline for this time-limited concessions is March 25, 2019".
This may mark a further extension of the global promotion of the "time-limited" event of discount-and-buy for the iPhone. However, outside the United States, consumers can only use qualified iPhones in Apple's Apple Store retail stores to offset, to have new models at a more favorable price.
The United States is the only place where Apple offers discounts in both online and physical stores. Apple's official U.S. website never mentions a clear deadline, because under U.S. law, Apple seems not obliged to publish a specific deadline. The same thing happened last month when Apple first extended the deadline for the exchange of the iPhone from January 31 to February 28 on its official website in Japan, and then elsewhere.
If Apple's worldwide promotion of the iPhone lasts until late March, the "time-limited" campaign promoted by Apple will last for four months. It is worth mentioning that the latest deadline for the event is March 25, the same day as the rumored Apple Spring Conference.