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

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

You will now have to fill in your details, such as your address, birthdate, income level, and last four digits of your Social Security number. You open your Apple Card packaging, open your iPhone, open the Wallet App, tap the Activation button that will be waiting for you if you've already been approved for an Apple Card, then hold it near the packaging.

Although jailbreaking isn't almost as big of a thing as it once was - recent iOS updates have both made that both more hard and less necessary - Apple wants to make it absolutely clear that if you jailbreak your device, you'll be kicked out of the camp.

Unveiled back in March, the Apple Card was rumored to arrive in the first half of August.

The card, which is backed by Mastercard, lives on your iPhone. You're required to have an Apple ID and iCloud account "in good standing" and have two-factor authentication enabled (which is always a good idea). Apple has one of the most admired brands worldwide and a cult-like following of customers, but whether this translates into something as important as financial services remains to be seen.


Users can also opt to let Apple notify them if the Apple Card is officially released and available.

Yes, the ultimate geek status symbol - an Apple credit card - launched today.

Other than that, Apple has prepared certain features in its virtual credit card system that the company hopes to be a leg up against competitors. However, it does come with a physical titanium card, just in case.

The card's April ranges from about 13 percent to 24 percent.


Kuo has made these predictions based on Apple patents that are related to continued use of technology on Apple's Android rivals as well as a fingerprint on display technology (FOD); which imply that Apple will seek to add fingerprint scanning back on its smartphones. You can keep track of your purchases and pending payments from the app.

"Spend a lot at restaurants, and the map will take on an orange hue".

After getting a close-up look at the Apple Card and what it can do-it's essentially a credit card for people who totally suck at credit cards. They also need to set up the Apple Cash feature, which gives them the option of saving the cash they earn back on purchases or spending it instantly after they earn it each day.

One area where Apple Card works just like other credit cards is when one is looking to cancel it. Goldman Sachs did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


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