Apple Updates 'Cards' App With New Designs for Mother's Day

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Last October, along with the iPhone 4S, Apple launched a new app called Cards that allowed iPhone owners to send real-world, customized, greeting cards to friends and relatives straight from the iPhone -- postage included.

    The app was just updated with a number of new card designs, including more than two-dozen for Mother's Day, coming up on Sunday, May 13, 2012 in the U.S. There are 28 new Mother's Day cards and 28 new Get Well cards, along with a number of new cards in each of the other categories as well.


    Each card is $2.99 when sent within the U.S. and $4.99 when sent to or from anywhere else, including postage. The Cards app is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Apple Updates 'Cards' App With New Designs for Mother's Day
  2. kirky29 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
    I'd love an iPad version! Too fiddly on the iPhone!
  3. Merthyrboy macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2008
    Yeah that would be good. I wonder if they're working on a version that could do books as well on the iPad. May need to change the name of the app then though :p
  4. Glassed Silver macrumors 68000

    Glassed Silver

    Mar 10, 2007
    Kassel, Germany
    Fix the damn prices already.
    It's ridiculous, especially as Apple DOES have printing houses here in Europe, too, where they come from.

    I'm all for simple price strategies, but this just screws us costumers real hard.

    Wouldn't hurt to add "planned delivery", because a card arriving one week early is ridiculous, but looking at what some people reported, the delays are something you want to consider... *sigh*

    Cards is pretty un-Apple-ish. :(

    Glassed Silver:mac
  5. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2009
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    I used it once. I received notification of card delivery and I was billed.

    Two months later when I saw my recipient, I asked how they liked the card.

    They had never received it.

    Hidden in my apps list.

  6. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    anyone actually using it? i always thought its the next "Ping"
  7. Sardonick007 macrumors regular


    May 18, 2011

    I would too, but the iPhone version at 2x on the new iPad works famously.

    It'll do just fine until (if) they update it.


    I've used it dozens of times for family, especially those that are not into e-cards. I like the quality and the ease of use. I do, however, wish they would offer larger cards as an option.
  8. GunZi macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2012
    iBooks got updated to 2.1.1 with bug fix also.
  9. ProVideo macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2011
  10. EiriasEmrys macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2010
    Does anyone use this?

    I use it several times a month. I sent all my wedding thank you's via Cards, and it was really a great experience for myself and the recipients. It is a simple App, not too many features, but it certainly has made sending cards to my family possible, since I hate card shopping and procrastinate a lot. Plus, you can't beat being able to use your own photos. Seeing some of the cards myself has confirmed that they are created at a very high quality.

    Love the app. Could it be better? Yes. I am quite happy with it and will be happily surprised at the updates, rather than complaining like a mewing cat.
  11. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    You and me both. I acutally used this service for two pictures to my parents and my in-laws. They loved it!

    Glad to see they are updating and adding to!
  12. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

    Mar 18, 2010
    This is by far the worst of Apple's in-house apps. Poor variety of templates and outrageous pricing really bury this app. I've heard the cards themselves are good quality but not worth the price.
  13. jmgregory1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010
    Chicago and Spooner (when it's not 20 below)
    I can see why Apple produced this app - it totally makes sense to go after and simplify the card market, but the problem is a lot of people like being able to choose from hundreds/thousands of card designs. Apple's pared the offering down way too much. I used to work for Paper Source (at hq, not the stores) and their card department, both third party and in-house design was and still is a very small section. They definitely lose business to other shops that offer more selection. The Cards app is simply a convenience store for cards and not a very good one at that. If they want it to succeed and steal some of the millions of dollars being spent at places like Tiny Prints, they'll need to expand the offering considerably. I think part of the issue may be that they partnered with a small letterpress shop/printer that just doesn't understand how big the market is.

    Perhaps that's my calling - to help Apple improve this app?
  14. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    You're right, that's just what they look like!

    I remember when people used to make their own paper cards...
  15. maroontiger2k9, Apr 16, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012

    maroontiger2k9 macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2009
    I've used it on 2 occassions, 4 separate cards.

    Its got a TON of potential... But they need to include alot more card options... Give us like 300 cards across different seasons/scenarios(ie get well soon, happy birthday, etc)

    Just download CARDS, and get a wallpaper app and copy backgrounds from the wallpaper app ans use it as Backgrounds/pics in CARDS.

    The prices arent cheap but honestly, most high end cards at target are 4.99-6.99 for just the card... Although apples cards dont compare to elite paper cards, the level of customization (in the CARDS app) adds alot of value for the customer experience.

    Everytime i order a card it arrives in 3-4 days

    My only gripe is the miniscule card selection
  16. foodog macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    I've used it a couple times... worked perfectly.
  17. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2010
    Twin Cities
    anybody else not getting the update? Mine says I have the latest version and no cards. I'd like to see them.
  18. 0dev macrumors 68040


    Dec 22, 2009
  19. Lukkee24 macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2011
    I was thinking that as well, but in the article above it says it's May 13th in the US.
  20. 0dev macrumors 68040


    Dec 22, 2009
    I know, I'm just teasing, hence the winky face. I do find it quite funny to see Mother's Day stuff when it's already happened here regardless :p
  21. HarryKeogh macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2008
    If they could only update the quality of the finished card so it doesn't look like I printed it on an inkjet printer from 2002 and it would be a perfect app!
  22. Lukkee24 macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2011
    Yep lol. They could have done it before mothers day here.
  23. nsayer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2003
    Worst update EVAR

    They broke the app to hell and gone with this update. It crashed 11 times on me and I had to delete and reinstall it 3 times (and, of course, the history of all the cards I had sent before was lost when I did that) to send a card.

    I sent a card to 1 Infinite Loop telling them that their app sucks, that they should be ashamed that their company name is on it it's so shoddy, and that that was the last card I was ever going to buy.


    That Apple is US-centric is not a surprise. That anyone is surprised that it is, is a surprise.


    Lol. Even more funny because colorblindness almost universally afflicts men.
  24. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2009
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Find My Friends tops Cards as a fail IMHO.
  25. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Darn - I flunked!

    But I'm sure my mom will pass the test. She's only a color blindness carrier.

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