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Apr 12, 2001

Apple Card owners who had their Apple Cards stored in Amazon as a saved payment option this morning started noticing that the Apple Card has disappeared from the payment list.


Multiple MacRumors readers have notified us about the problem, and we've also been able to replicate it. Apple Cards are missing from the Amazon website and app and attempting to re-add one pops out an error message that credit card information is unable to be saved.

A Redditor describes the problem:
Has this happened to anyone else? My Apple Card was removed from my amazon payment options, despite having made numerous purchases with it in the past. When I tried to re-add it, I got an error message that they are unable to save the card info and to use another form of payment. When I finally got someone from amazon on the phone, I was told that it was because their systems are starting to recognize the card number as Apple Pay, and amazon does not accept Apple Pay.
This appears to be a widespread problem and most Apple Card owners are no longer seeing their cards appear in Amazon as a saved payment option. As noted above, one person was told by Amazon's support says that it's an Apple Pay-related issue, but that's inaccurate because Apple Card works like a normal credit card.

Another person was told that the Apple Card is "not allowed on your account," which is curious as the Apple Card is a Mastercard that should be accepted where Mastercard is accepted. A third person was told that the issue was on Apple's end, so it appears that Amazon's support staff has no insight what's going on at this time.

Update: In a statement to MacRumors, an Amazon spokesperson said the following: "We are aware of this technical issue and are actively working to resolve it as soon as possible."

Article Link: Apple Cards Not Currently Working as Amazon Payment Methods Due to 'Technical Issue'
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macrumors 6502a
Jun 22, 2010
Why the heck would anyone want to use the Apple Card with Amazon? I understand that some people only want to use one card for everything. However, if you are able, get the Amazon Prime Card to get 5% cash back.

Edit: I understand the potential anti trust violations. Of course Amazon should allow the Apple Card to be used. I am simply saying the best from a consumer perspective.
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Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
amazon is the number one place in the world for buying things. if you're gonna have any card it's the one to have

Right, we know that. But the point Psingh01 was making, not all of us prefer to open up additional lines of credit for a small percentage discount off a product, when we’d rather just pay direct from our personal accounts.


macrumors 6502a
Feb 2, 2008
Can’t you just put the credit card number as a MasterCard? I didn’t even know Apple Pay was an option?
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macrumors 6502
Feb 21, 2007
San Francisco
Yeah this is a good thing tbh, as a consumer you're simply leaving free money on the table if you aren't using a card with better benefits. Amazon Prime Card gives you 5% back on every purchase, and if you can't get approved for that there's several others which are great: Citi Double Cash is 2%, Capital One Quicksilver is 1.5%, etc. many offer additional cash bonuses as well.

Literally the only place worth using the Apple Card is the Apple Store. Unless you simply don't care to maximize your financial benefits.

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
Amazon support is telling me to clear my browser cache LOL

EDIT: ignores my statement other people have the same problem. gave her this link, and says they can't browse the web :)

Well, In complete fairness, Amazon support may not be aware of the issue yet, as it’s just been exposed it seems. So by them telling you to ‘clear your browser cache’, that’s probably just the troubleshooting steps following protocol with card issues. I don’t think they are ‘ignoring your statement’, and that representative is correct, they're restricted from Browsing the internet for multiple Reasons. (Security being one of them.)
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