Apple Card inches closer to launch with new iOS 12.4 beta

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By design, Apple Card helps customers understand and track their spending.
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The long wait for Apple Card to launch might soon be over if the latest beta software from Apple is any indication.

iOS 12.4, which includes support for Apple Card, just got its fifth beta build today along with new beta builds for macOS 10.14.6 and watchOS 5.3.

Registered developers can download all three of the new betas from Apple’s online developer portal. If you were running the previous iOS 12.4 beta you can install the fresh update over the air.

What’s new in iOS 12.4?

iOS 12.4 is believed to be the first update that will support Apple Card. The feature isn’t accessible to testers yet though. There aren’t any other major new improvements, just some bug fixes and performances improvements, according to the release notes.

Apple revealed its consumer-friendly credit card service during a keynote in March with a launch date slated for the summer. Retail employees were invited to beta test Apple Card recently so it seems like the launch could be just weeks away.

Retail employees that get Apple Card are told not to discuss the card but are allowed to use it in public to make purchases. Apple Card is a digital-first credit card, however, it also comes with a physical titanium card so you just might see it out in the real world real soon.