Apple Card is open for business (for a few users, at least)


Apple Card
The rest of us will have to wait until later this month.
Photo: Apple

Apple has started the Apple Card rollout, sending emails to the first group of sign-ups for the start of the public beta process.

These users now have the ability to add Apple Card to their iOS Wallet app. They can also order a physical Apple Card.

This isn’t the full rollout of Apple Card, which will start later in August. Apple Card requires that users have upgraded to iOS 12.4 in order to use it.

While it’s not yet available for everyone, Apple has also debuted a series of explainer videos. These lay out exactly how users should go about adding Apple Card, checking their spending, and more. You can watch the videos below.

An insanely great credit card

Apple Card promises to be the most consumer-friendly credit card on the market. There are no fees for using it, other than interest charges. There’s also cash-back rewards for each purchase. Cardholders can get 2% on the amount of a purchase. That increases to 3% cash back on Apple products. Rewards go right back into the Wallet app. While its interest rates maybe aren’t quite as low as hinted at, and Apple Card doesn’t offer contactless payments without using your iPhone, it nonetheless looks pretty darn great.

Probably the biggest unique selling point of Apple Card is that it makes it easier to track payment and understand your spending. The day, location, amount and time of each purchase are cleanly listed. The physical card itself is also stunning — with a beautiful titanium finish, minimalist design, and laser-etched user name.

Yesterday, Apple launched a new website to explain exactly how interested parties can go about getting their hands on an Apple Card.

Are you excited about the prospect of an Apple Card? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: TechCrunch


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