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.
The titanium Apple Card may be unique, but just like any physical credit card it can be lost, stolen, or damaged by unforeseen circumstances. When this happens, it's important to quickly report the status of your Apple Card and request a replacement. Apple will send out a new Apple Card to the mailing address on the account.
Apple recommends that Apple Card be stored in a wallet, bag or pocket made of soft materials. Placing Apple Card against another credit card could scratch the surface of the titanium Apple Card.
Just like any other credit card, the physical Apple Card can be lost or stolen. After discovering that a card is gone or misplaced, the first thing to do is protect yourself. Preventing fraudulent use of the card by an unauthorized person is easy. The titanium Apple Card can be locked instantly to stop anyone from using it for purchases.