New photos reveal how Apple Card will be presented to consumers when it starts reaching early adopters this summer.
It’s the first time we’ve seen the titanium Card’s fancy packaging since it was announced back in March. It is said to be in beta testing with Apple employees ahead of its launch.
Apple Card is “a new kind of credit card created by Apple.” It promises all the things you would expect from an Apple products, like simplicity and privacy, and ditches the things that make traditional credit cards horrible.
Apple Card lives on your iPhone and makes it easier than ever to keep track of purchases and spending. It also gives you daily cash back, and won’t charge you for making late payments. And unlike other credit cards, it doesn’t display your card number.
Apple Card’s fancy packaging
The photos of Apple Card were published by leaker Benjamin Geskin, who claims that Apple employees are now getting their hands on testing units. They show exactly what Apple Card will look like when it reaches consumers this summer.
Geskin has Photoshopped his own name onto the card to protect the identity of the leaker. But this is what the final product will look like. Note there are no numbers on either side of the card — only the holder’s name, a chip, and some logos.
To activate the Card, customers simply unlock their iPhone and then hold it against an NFC tag that’s hidden inside the packaging. This adds the Card to the Wallet app and lets you use it right away.
Apple Card can be used in payment terminals just like a regular credit card, and for Apple Pay purchases. However, it doesn’t have its own NFC chip, so contactless payments will need to be made using your iPhone.
Apple Card is coming soon
Apple says its new Card will be available this summer. It has been announced for customers residing in the United States for now, but it will likely make its way to other major markets later on. Goldman Sachs, Apple’s banking partner, has already mentioned that it has plans to expand into other countries.