Apple unveils new website for Apple Card ahead of launch

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Credit: https://wallet.apple.com/apply/other/

It is now up and running—the Apple Card website is all set up and customers interested in owning the card can head to the website to have a feel of what it is all about. Though, a wider roll out of the Apple Card is not expected until anytime this August, some users already have access to the card and can make online transactions and earn themselves some rewards in the process.

As would be expected, the new website is all about tips and guides on how to sign up for the Apple Card. It is also about among other things rules that new and existing customers are supposed to follow when using the card.

If you previously applied for Apple Card and got an email invite to the Apple Card Preview, then you apply for it directly from the Wallet app on your iPhone. If you did not receive an email inviting you, then not to worry; you can click here to get notified when the Apple Card become widely available before the end of August. You can also apply on your iPad by going to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay.

However, there are a couple of conditions to fulfil before you can apply for the Apple Card. These conditions include:

  1. You are a US citizen or lawful resident at least 18 years of age or older.
  2. Make sure you’re on the latest version of iOS.
  3. Applying for Apple Card requires an iPhone that can use Apple Pay. Check here to see if your device is compatible.

Here is a video of how to go about applying and using the new Apple Card. The video makes the application process fairly simple:

Video Credit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGuaR0USvbE

The card has already been pre-filled from your existing AppleID account; though only a portion actually. What that means is that you are left with only a couple of fillings to do, which makes the process pretty quick and less cumbersome.

It is important to note that you will be asked if you want to make the card your payment default for everything that has to do with Apple. If your answer is in the affirmative, then Apple will automatically attach your Apple stuff including App Store and subscription payments.

Last March, Apple announced a new credit card that has all the features required to upset the current arrangements in the market. Among other features, Apple Card will have no CVV security code, no card number, no signature, and no expiry date—very interesting to say the least.

At Apple’s “show time” service event last March, the tech behemoth said its card will use machine learning and Apple Maps to label to label stores that you use in the app. It also said it will use data generated to track purchases across categories such as “food and drink” or “shopping.”


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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