The unsubsidized portion is the new device price. It's the same thing.
Didn't this change like 2 years ago (that you now have to pay for the device cost up front)?
example : $599 device cost plus $900 subsidy = $1499 (retail cost of iPhoneXYZ at Apple)
Previous tab/device balance of say $200.
When you pick up the phone in store you'd pay the $599 plus tax up front.
You'd be billed $200 plus tax on your next invoice to pay off the subsidy of your prior phone
Your new device balance would now be $900 (subsidized portion) and would be depleted over the course of 24 months in equal monthly installments.
what is this junk?! since forever upgrades always went on my bill and all was fine isnt that the point of these contracts to make it somewhat affordable and not drain u instantly at the counter? my iphone 7 plus and all before it were on the bill and this better be like that too..