Check your iPhones, you might be able to sign up for the Apple Card today
Full rollout is later this month.
Apple promised that its credit card would be available in August, and right on schedule, some people have been able to sign up today. The Apple Card is in “preview rollout” with a small random selection of people who signed up to be notified when the card went live.
You’ll need iOS 12.4 to signup, assuming that you put your name down to be notified and you were selected.
Apple Card goes live today for some people
Signup is supposedly a breeze too. You’ll need your address, birthday, income level, and the last four of your Social Security number.
That’s it, no complicated forms, no hoops to jump through. Apple wanted the card to be broadly accessible to all iPhone users, so that explains the simple entry requirements. Oh, and Goldman Sachs does pull your TransUnion report, so you’ll need to unlock that if you put a freeze on after one of the recent big data breaches.
- Apple wants you to manage the card on your iPhone, using Apple Pay for most things. There’s a swanky titanium (yes, real metal) card for those times you can’t use Apple Pay
- The card was created in partnership with Goldman Sachs
- You’ll actually end up with three credit card numbers once you are approved: One for Apple Pay, one for the physical card, and one for those online merchants that don’t accept Apple Pay
- The card might have a fairly high APR, but you won’t see any late fees, international fees or annual fees
- Rewards are simple: 3-percent on Apple transactions (hardware, apps or services), 2-percent on Apple Pay transactions, and 1 percent on the physical card or virtual number
I kinda want one, just for that swanky titanium credit card, so I’m fairly jealous of anyone who actually got selected to apply today. Let us know down in the comments if you managed to get approved, or if you want the card when the full rollout comes later this month.
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