Nike offers $75 of freebies to new Apple Card users


Open an Apple Card account in the next month and you can get $75 back from Nike.
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Nike offers a bonus for new users of Apple’s credit card. Sign up for an Apple Card, buy $75 or more from Nike in the first 30 days, and get $75 in Daily Cash.

Plus, Nike offers unlimited 3% back at Nike when Apple Card with Apple Pay is used.

Apple Watch is now eligible for 0% Apple Card financing


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You can now pay for your Apple Watch in monthly installments
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The same day that Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, the company expanded its 0% Apple Card financing service to cover its line of smartwatches.

Apple launched its 0% Apple Card financing option for iPhone back in December. This June, it expanded it to cover Mac, iPad, AirPods Pro, AirPods, and Apple Pencil — although Apple Watch was strangely MIA.

Samsung’s new Apple Card competitor arrives with big advantages


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It's available only in the U.K. for now.
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Samsung’s answer to Apple Card is here, but the two won’t be battling it out for customers just yet. While Apple Card remains a U.S. exclusive, Samsung Pay Card on Tuesday made its debut in the U.K.

Samsung’s product has some neat advantages over Apple’s, like the ability to link multiple cards together. It’s the result of a partnership between Samsung, MasterCard, and British fintech company Curve.

It’s now even easier to pay with Apple Card on Apple’s Online Store


Apple Card’s ‘elite card’ status is hitting retailers in the wallet
What could make Apple happier than Apple customers buying Apple goods on its Apple Online Store with Apple Card?
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Paying for your Apple Online Store purchases is easier than ever if you’re an Apple Card user. Starting Tuesday, Apple added the ability the pay for items with a dedicated one-click Apple Card option.

To pay with Apple Card, simply select the Apple Card option when you’re ask to complete your purchase.

From Apple TV+ to Apple Arcade, Cupertino’s new services fail to bring in big money


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Apple services may not be bringing in the cash, Bloomberg says.
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As Apple’s services division grows in importance, the company’s newest services — Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+ and Apple Card — are failing to bring in significant revenue, according to a new report.

Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman writes that, while services likely will increase yet again when Apple announces its Q3 earnings this week, most of these gains will come from older services like the App Store.

New Apple Card customers get free $50 if they use their card to pay for Apple services


Apple Card’s ‘elite card’ status is hitting retailers in the wallet
Here's how you can claim your free $50.
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Apple is giving out a free $50 to any new Apple Card users who use their fancy credit card to sign up to an Apple subscription service like Apple Music, Apple News+ or Apple TV+, or to spend money in the App Store.

The sign-up deal runs through the end of July. It applies to customers who are spending money on one of Apple’s services using their Apple-branded credit card for the first time.

Apple Card users can defer July payments if pinched by COVID-19


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Cardholders might be able to defer their July Apple Card payment without accruing interest.
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The novel coronavirus continues to hurt the U.S. economy, with unemployment about 13%. With so many out of work, or earning far less than they usually do, Apple and Goldman Sachs are offering to let people people struggling financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic skip their July Apple Card payment without being hit with interest fees.