Apple Card Overview Updated August 23, 2019

Apple Card

A new kind of credit card. Created by Apple, not a bank.

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March 2019 - August 2019

During its March 2019 services event, Apple announced the Apple Card. It’s a new credit card through a partnership with Goldman Sachs.

One of the most interesting things about the card is how it integrates with the Wallet app on iOS. Apple says that the goal is to help you learn more about your spending, with less effort.

One of the most unique things about Apple Card is its rewards platform. Apple says that customers will get “Daily Cash” when they shop with the  card. This means that cashback is credited directly to your Apple Pay Cash card on a daily basis. From there, you can spend Apple Pay Cash like a normal debit card, use it to pay down your debt, or transfer it directly to your bank for spending through your debit card.

As of August 20th, 2019, anyone in the US can apply for the card. If you approved, you can immediately add the card to your Apple Pay Wallet. You can also order a physical card that should arrive in 5-7 business days.. Apple Card uses TransUnion for credit check lookups, so if you’ve frozen your credit, you’ll want to unfreeze your credit before you apply. Otherwise, you’ll want to restart the process.

Apple Card Rewards Information

  • Get 3% back on everything you buy from Apple, whether you buy it at an Apple Store,, the App Store, or iTunes. The 3% cash back includes games, in‑app purchases, and services like your Apple Music subscription and iCloud storage plan.
  • In a press release, Apple also announced that it is extending the 3% Daily Cash offer to third-party merchants, starting with Uber and Uber Eats.
  • Get 2% back every time you buy something using Apple Pay. That’s in every category, with no limits. Imagine all the things you use a credit card for every day — at Target, Walgreens, Lyft. You’ll get 2% back on just about everything.
  • For stores that don’t accept Apple Pay, you still get 1% of your purchases back in the form of Daily Cash.

Apple Card Stories August 23

Apple Card is officially available to the public and it’s stirring up a lot of interest. Even though the rewards for the new credit card aren’t a standout feature, there are many aspects that make it a compelling choice including the instant sign-up and approval process, privacy and security focus, Apple-designed budgeting software, titanium card, no fees, and more. I’m ready to get one myself, but there are a few things holding me back and likely others who share finances with their spouse or partner.

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Whether the Apple Card benefits justify the hype has been a hotly-debated topic ever since the card was launched. Never before has a mainstream credit card attracted so much media attention and generated so much discussion.

There are those who have been as excited about receiving the card as you’d expect them to be about a new iPhone or Mac. And there are others saying the Apple Card really is nothing special…

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Apple Card Stories August 21

After rolling out Apple Card to a select group of users two weeks ago, it officially launched to the public yesterday. Along with a new 3% cashback offer with Uber that landed yesterday, here’s how Apple is promoting its new credit card in the Wallet app, retail stores, and more.

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What’s the best Apple Card alternative? Here’s Macworld’s take…

While the Apple Card gets the headlines, it’s not necessarily the best deal. Macworld has identified what it reckons is the best Apple Card alternative, along with four other options that may suit you better…

Apple launches Twitter account for the Apple Card

Apple has launched a Twitter account dedicated to its credit card service, the Apple Card. You can follow the account @AppleCard on Twitter.

How to clean your titanium Apple Card

Are you loving your beautiful Apple Card and want to know how to keep it in great condition? Read along as we look at the best ways to carry, store, and clean your titanium Apple Card.

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