Apple Card Doesn't Support Exporting Data to Financial Apps

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    With the Apple Card now available in a preview capacity to some customers, Apple has released everything from tutorial videos to support documents, giving us more insight into how the card works.

    We've had countless questions from people who use software and apps like Mint and Quicken about whether or not the Apple Card will support financial services, and the answer is no, not at this time.

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    In a support document on how the Apple Card works, Apple says exporting data from Apple Card is not a feature offered at this time. From the document: "Exporting data from Apple Card to a financial app like Mint is not currently supported."

    As financial apps like Mint and software like Quicken are popular with many people, it's possible that Apple will add support for exporting data in the future. Right now, Apple Card data and transactions can be viewed and managed only on the iPhone and the iPad, with no web support available.

    The support document also includes details about viewing spending activity, viewing your monthly balance, seeing total spending each week or month, reviewing transactions, and reporting issues. Apple also has a support doc covering applying for Apple Card.

    For more on Apple Card, make sure to check out our Apple Card guide, which we're in the process of updating with the new information that we've learned today.

    Apple Card is available in a beta capacity for some users and will see a wider rollout later this month.

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  2. sub150 macrumors member

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    Not being able to export to csv or excel is a deal breaker. So easy to do as well.
     
  3. jonblatho macrumors 65816

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    Good. These apps harvest transaction data so that they can do God-knows-what with it.
     
  4. siriuset macrumors newbie

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    Deal breaker. Let me know when you can import QFX or QIF data into Quicken or Banktivity.
     
  5. Cyberpower678 macrumors 6502

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    That is so lame. OTOH, we are still early in Apple Card maturity. Apple is more focused on making sure the card actually works and is secure, so Quicken and Mint is likely to come in the future.
     
  6. rtrueman macrumors member

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    No go for me without Quicken support. It seems like this should be a no-brainer feature, but my credit union recently upgraded their system and it dropped Quicken support. Customers freaked out and it was implemented.
     
  7. eoblaed macrumors 68020

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    Really want to be able to pull this data into Mint. Hope they can allow exports/etc quickly (as in, when it leaves beta).
     
  8. Eorlas macrumors 6502a

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    Just about everyone harvests these days. No ability to export financial info to one's budgeting software of choice is nonsensical.
     
  9. redneckitengineer macrumors 6502

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    Other than the cool factor I question the value of the Apple Card giving all of its restrictions.
     
  10. coumerelli macrumors 6502

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    More likely this is a privacy/security decision rather than a technical one. We've become so accustomed to allowing our data be in whosever hands asks for it, that we push back when someone doesn't allow for it. We need to recalibrate our mindset. Completely.
     
  11. SirithX macrumors 6502

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    I get it, but this should be the consumer's choice. Great that Apple won't share anything by default but if I want to integrate it into Mint or Personal Capital and take on those risks myself then I should be allowed the freedom to do so.

    This card was never going to be my daily driver given the benefits simply don't stack up against other credit cards (Chase Sapphire and Capital One Venture to name two), so this is absolutely a deal breaker.
     
  12. Jim L macrumors regular

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    Deal breaker for me and a BIG oversight.

    I have 60-100 transactions per month on my main card and I do like to balance my statement every month. You never know when you may catch an error (duplicate charge, a credit that failed to post or something else).
     
  13. jbellanca macrumors 6502

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    I was looking forward to it for the Apple Pay cash back, but... this might be a deal breaker for me. Or I'll have to enter the purchases into Mint manually if I want the cash back... bad decision on their part.
     
  14. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    Here’s an idea Apple, why don’t you expand Wallet capabilities to do financial tracking like Mint does?
     
  15. itsmeaustend macrumors newbie

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    Careful. Your ignorance is showing.
     
  16. dominiongamma macrumors 68000

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    Drinking game! Take a shot when someone says deal breaker ;-), but I can see why people are not happy, it’s your credit card you should be able to control what you want to do with it
     
  17. jonblatho macrumors 65816

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    Well, pray tell how else Mint makes money for Intuit. Why else would Intuit have ever wanted to buy Mint? They're no charity.
     
  18. Appleman3546 macrumors member

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    1. No exporting card data on you from Apple sounds like a violation of Europe's GDPR that will have to be resolved before launch there. 2. No exporting card data on you from your Apple device to yourself because of harvesting is not privacy focused, its trust focused because it shows Apple does not trust the consumer enough to use the data how Apple thinks it should. The App Store has the same issue, Apple claims that there are security issues to allow downloading apps from browsers onto iPhones, but it should be up to the consumer to decide for themselves if it is a security issue
     
  19. neuropsychguy macrumors 65816

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    Today is the first day the card is available (to some individuals). I'm sure this feature will be added later.
     
  20. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    that's because Apple displays everything you ever need to know with their AppleCard.


    just put away all those other cards and info from Mint/Quicken/etc. just use the Apple Card. Probably with the next big release after September you will have full Accounting info for everything with Apple's own app.
     
  21. picaman macrumors regular

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    Thanks MacRumors for thinking of this! I guess I just assumed I’d be able to get my data into Banktivity, like you can with every other card and account.

    This is a total dealbreaker for me.
     
  22. MacUser09425 macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, That’s a straw man. Big difference between apps taking personal data and using it for their own purposes (incl to sell) and a user consciously outputting the data for another use.
     
  23. calzon65 macrumors 6502a

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    Compared to some of the more crazy Apple expansion rumors, I think an Apple credit card is a smart move and will integrate well into their eco system … plus the card looks cool.

    If the initial card limits data export, I'm sure if the market insists, Apple will allow transaction export at some point.
     
  24. dannyyankou macrumors G3

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    So you can’t use it with Mint? That’s a shame.
     
  25. bfutrell macrumors newbie

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    Apple should purchase Banktivity. It is superior in my book.
     

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