Getting a new iPhone is great, but having to setup all your apps again can be annoying. Most apps require that you log in again after you activate your new iOS device. This is not only time consuming, but it can be a major pain if you do not remember your login information or do not have it saved. This also applies to to some stock apps, such as the Wallet app. While most of your saved loyalty and other third-party cards will still be availble, one major card will not -- your Apple Card.
Apple Card has proven to be one of the most successful credit card launches in history. Security and privacy are touted as two of the most important features of Apple Card. But like any payment account, unauthorized or fraudulent transactions are possible. Should the physical Apple Card be lost or stolen, it's a good idea to lock your account to prevent charges.
Opening an Apple Card means one more monthly bill added to the stack. Apple Card makes it easy to see a snapshot of monthly spending, as well as interest due when the balance is financed. Payments to Apple Card are sent from your device, there's no writing checks or stamping envelopes. However, there's no getting away from the monthly bill.
The first Apple credit card is also the first payment method made of titanium. This special material has been coated using a multi-layer process that gives the metal base layer its unique appearance. Most credit cards are plastic, which take on wear and tear such as scratches with heavy use. The Apple Card is no different, as its laser-etched surface can be permanently damaged without proper care and storage.
The physical Apple Card uses titanium instead of plastic, which is just one of the ways Apple's first credit card breaks from tradition. To create the white finish, a multi-layer coating process is applied to the titanium base. The owner's name and the Apple logo are laser-etched into the card.