Recent stories suggested that Apple Card information is not being sent to credit bureaus, but a source within Apple disputed these claims.
There is a lot of focus on security with the Apple Card, but that has not stopped some instances of fraud emerging.
Dr. Mac tried to pay for his new iPhone 11 Pro Max at an Apple Store with his Apple Card… and that’s when the fun began.
The Mac Observer has discovered that you can recycle your physical Apple Card using the Apple Trade In program.
Apple is treating Apple Card as a service, not just a physical product, and will continue to add merchants to its 3% Daily Cash program.
T-Mobile is the latest company to join the 3% club for Apple Card, and the first carrier to do so, so customers can save money on plans.
Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest 3% back offers on Apple Card, & a letter from the NSA in the NYT.
Walgreens and Duane Reade join Uber and Uber Eats as part of Apple’s 3% Daily Cash program at stores, its app, and its website.
Apple warned that leather and denim can stain your titanium Apple Card. To help, a company called KerfCase created a wooden wallet.
Google doesn’t want customers to use virtual card numbers, and that includes the one Apple Card uses. An anonymous person writes about their experience.
Last week I received my Apple Card and decided to use it on my Google Ads account for another project. Getting a little bit of daily cash back for my meager ad spend was attractive. Within a couple of hours of updating my payment method my account had become suspended for suspicious payment activity.
I’m writing this to warn anyone else that intended to use the card online that you may experience… difficulties. And if you’re planning on using the Apple Card for anything important, think again.
It makes sense, on the premise that tracking companies like Google would oppose private measures like the Apple Card. I assume other virtual cards like Privacy.com would suffer the same fate.
Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Apple Card’s relative privacy and App Store download statistics.
Geoffrey Fowler compared an Amazon credit card with Apple Card to see which one is more private. The knee jerk response is to say Apple, and it’s true that Apple does have more privacy than others. But when it comes to the Apple Card, that privacy only appears under certain circumstances.
Despite a federal privacy law covering cards, I found that six types of businesses could mine and share elements of my purchase, multiplied untold times by other companies they might have passed it to. Credit cards are a spy in your wallet — and it’s time that we add privacy, alongside rewards and rates, to how we evaluate them.
Bottom line: Neither Apple nor Goldman Sachs collects or shares your data. But retailers and card networks like Mastercard can still collect and sell your purchase data.
Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Tim Cook’s diplomacy, Taylor Swift’s remix session, and Apple Card care.
The Apple Card Twitter account is here to help you with all your credit card needs. Well, maybe. Right now there’s only one tweet.
Want a clean Apple Card? Apple has a new support page that tells customers how to do just that.
There have been some rave reviews of the Apple Card. But, in the end, it’s a credit card with the usual, attendant downsides. Michael Simon at Macworld brings us back to earth.
While the Apple Card might be filled with the delightful little details that we’ve come to expect from Apple—beautiful spending trackers, an animated digital card that reflects light as if you were holding it, privacy and security at the forefront—at its core, Apple Card is still a credit card backed by a bank that will charge you interest if you don’t pay on time….
With Apple Card, Apple may be selling you something that could end up costing you way more than an iPhone—or a Mac Pro for that matter.
Raymond Wong at Mashable has put the Apple Card through its paces: application process, convenience, UI, benefits, cash back, APR, payments, security and iPhone lock-in. If you’re on the fence about this new credit card, author Wong has every detail covered.
The Bottom Line: Apple Card is a credit card experience unlike any other, but it’ll tempt you to stick with Apple devices and services.
Good stuff here. Detailed and systematic.
After months of beta testing and a soft launch earlier this month, Apple Card is now available to all Apple customers in the United States.
Redditor u/mdhardeman did some digging into the Apple Card. After running a test transaction they found that the card was listed as a Mastercard World Elite.
The Mastercard World Elite consumer credit cards are significantly more expensive to accept than a plain Mastercard credit card or basic rewards card. In exchange, the theory goes, Mastercard ensures that those cards only make it into the hands of premium consumers who, on average, spend more on many purchases and have a larger amount of disposable income. In exchange, Mastercard demands the higher reimbursement for the card issuers to be able to fund a benefits package that will attract heavy spenders to their World Elite card products.
Goldman Sachs uses your credit score, credit report, and your self-reported income when it evaluates your Apple Card application.