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- Applying for an Apple Card? It’s Incredibly Easy to Do
- Apple Card Now Available to iPhone Owners in the U.S.
Today we’ll show you what the physical credit card looks like, and how easy it is to activate the card so it can be used in any place where you’d normally use a credit or debit card — except places that still require a card swipe. That’s because your Apple Card doesn’t have a magnetic stripe. However, if the vendor you’re using can handle chip cards, you’re set.
The Apple Card is delivered in a plain FedEx envelope. Inside is a thin cardboard box that’s opened by pulling a tab. And inside that protective box is a piece of typically nice-looking Apple packaging:
Lift the cover of this small folder and you’re greeted with your card, a colorful background, and one simple instruction: “Activate Your Card. Wake iPhone and hold here.”
Follow the instructions, and the following dialog appears on your iPhone display:
Within about a second, the card is activated and ready to use:
For the first time in my blogging career, I can also post a picture of my credit card online…securely. The front has my name and no number, while the back looks like this:
If you haven’t already gotten excited about this credit card and applied for it, what are you waiting for? Between the high level of security built in, integration with Apple Pay, cash back on every purchase, no annual fees, and the smarts to help you not only track purchases, but pay them off wisely, Apple has brought its expertise to bear on what used to be the realm of banks alone.