has entered the credit card world by creating one that you use most from your . With the help of Mastercard and Goldman Sachs, Apple's brand new credit card can pay for goods and services online and in stores. It's based on Apple Pay, a mobile payment system based on your existing credit card, which Apple has had in place since 2014. Using your own debit card, rather than piggybacking on your bank card, is a bold move for Apple as no other media giant has searched, even Google and Samsung, two companies that also have robust mobile payment systems (and ).
Will a digital Apple credit card finally make mobile payments ubiquitous? What types of benefits will the owners receive? How does it affect their credit if they change phones? You are full of questions, and we are too. Unfortunately, we do not have them all. What we have is the details we got from.
This is all we know about the Apple Card so far – including– and what we haven't read yet.
What is the Apple Card?
Apple Card is a new branded credit card for iPhone ($ 1000 on Amazon) user. It is both a digital card that lives on your iPhone, with a traditional credit card backup that you can use where Apple Pay is not available. (It seems that everyone gets this when they sign up.) But Apple thinks you're considering using the digital version.
The physical Apple card is made of titanium and has your name etched on it, just for a little drama, and then you can show off by clinking it high on a glass.
Can I use Apple Card with an Android phone?
No, Apple Card is. You sign up on the credit card from your phone and also pay from the iPhone. All digital card transactions take place locally on your phone – you can't do any of them from a separate browser or app.
Where can I use Apple cards?
You can use the Apple Card in apps, online (eg online stores) and in physical stores, anywhere in the world where MasterCard is accepted. (More about the banking aspect below.)
How do I sign up for the Apple Card?
Apple Card will live in the Wallet app on your iPhone and you sign up by tapping the Apple Card prompt in Wallet. Apple will walk you through the registration process. You can also register if you are interested in more information along the way.
Do I have to wait for a credit check?
You need to be a qualified customer, even if Apple does not share details of what it means. Apple says if you are approved, you are eligible to use your Apple card within minutes.
When can I get it?
Apple will launch Apple Card through the wallet app this summer. It comes to the US first.
The Apple card also comes to other countries?
Apple just announced its plans for the US, but Goldman Sachs believes. Apple may use the United States as a test bed before expanding to other countries. It is also possible that Apple is already negotiating with other banks and global institutions.
Which bank carries the Apple Card?
Apple works with Goldman Sachs as a bank to issue Apple Card, a Mastercard.
How will Apple Card help me track my finances?
If you've ever used a service like Mint or other financial apps before, get a feel for Apple's vision of your finances.
You will be able to see pictures that clearly show how much you spent on what, when it depends and how much you owe. Apple also uses its Maps engine to link a purchase with a company, so it's clear what your payment is going for (these things tend to be cryptic, for example: "New York LLC" once you've taken a cab ride. to connect the dots.
You can also see how much you have spent so long in a particular week or month and track purchases by category, such as food and transport. It is possible to show how long it takes to repay what you owe.
If I need help using my Apple card?
Apple says if you run into problems, you can send a text directly from the app.
What Are Apple Card Rewards That?
Apple does not choose a scoring structure. It gives you money back on every dollar you spend, through a program called Daily Cash.
Here's how much you get when you buy through:
- 1% when using Titanium Apple Card (physical card)
- 2% when using Apple Card (digital) at purchase
- ] 3% when using the Apple (digital) card on purchases you make directly from Apple
There is no cover that earns daily … as long as you are within your credit limit. For example, if your expenses cannot exceed $ 3,000, then your earnings cannot. You can keep track of your daily money through a card in your Wallet app.
Is Daily Cash Real Money? Where can I spend it?
Yes, this is real money you can use right away. You can spend in stores, send to friends, use them in apps or on the web, or use to pay down your balance.
How about paying interest and fees?
Apple Card lets you pay more than once a month. For example, you can pay weekly or biweekly. It is not clear if you can pay daily if you want or if there is more structure.
There are no late fees, annual fees, international fees or fees to cross your limit. But you pay the interest. Apple says moving APR will range from 13.24 percent to 24.24 percent "based on credit rating." Prices are susceptible to change.
What if I miss a payment?
Apple won't hit you with a penalty on top of your missed payment (eg it doesn't cost $ 25 beyond what you already owe). You will, however, collect more interest beyond your existing balance. More.
Apple card is safe?
Apple marked four main ways to keep the Apple card secure.
- Speed Dial : Apple creates a unique card number for each device stored in the Security element, a security chip on your iPhone. You get a single dynamic security code every time you make a purchase and biometrically authenticate each purchase, but either Touch ID or Face ID. Even if someone steals your phone, Apple says they can't use your Apple card.
- Device, not cloud : Apple does not track what you bought or where and how much you spent.
- Your information is not for sale : "Goldman Sachs will never share or sell your data for marketing or advertising," Apple's Bailey says.
- An almost empty physical card : If you use the physical Apple card, you notice that your name is on it, but there is no card number, no CVV, no expiration date and no signature. If you need the details, there is the Wallet app. This is probably so that others cannot sweep these essential details for security fraud by either stealing a glance or stealing the entire card.
Is it bad that the physical Apple card has no signature field?
Not necessarily. At the end of 2018, Mastercard became the first payment network to make signatures optional on cards and on payment terminals.
If I lose my physical Apple card, can I order a new one?
Yes. If your card is lost or stolen, you can use the Wallet app to freeze your card and order a new one.
Does the physical Apple card have a magnetic stripe?
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This minimalist card does not have your signature on it.
Yes, Apple says you can make payments from all your iOS devices. We need to confirm if it will work with MacOS, iPhone, iPad and Apple watch.
What's next with the Apple Card?
There are many details that we still do not know, such as The exact launch, any hidden charges, how the Apple card can affect people with low or no credit and when the exact card should be started. Apple will undoubtedly share more in the coming months. Until then, we can only hope that more prenbits will flow out.
Article published March 25 at 12:01 p.m. PT
Last updated, March 30 at. 15.00 PT : Added more details.