Leaked Images Show Apple Card's Design in the Wild

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    Apple's upcoming Apple Card credit card is now being tested by both its corporate and retail employees ahead of a planned summer launch, and unsurprisingly, some images of the card have leaked out.

    We already know what the Apple Card looks like thanks to Apple's promotional materials, but it's still interesting to see the design in person, with iMore sharing some photos provided by an Apple employee.

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    In person, the titanium card is as minimalist as it looks online, with the front featuring a simple embossed Apple logo, a chip, and a name, which in iMore's image, has been removed for privacy. There's no card number or expiration date included, nor is there a CVV on the back.

    The Apple Card won't use a traditional card number, instead generating virtual card numbers and confirmation codes for purchases, which can be obtained from the Wallet app on the iPhone.

    The back of the Apple Card is just as barren as the front, featuring embossed Goldman Sachs and Mastercard logos, along with a magstripe at the back. Goldman Sachs and Mastercard are Apple's Apple Card partners. For those curious, the Apple Card appears to weigh in at 14.75 grams.

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    Apple delivers the Apple Card in a plain white sleeve with an Apple logo on the front. The inside is multicolored, representing the different purchase categories that will be listed and colorized inside the Apple Wallet app when you make an Apple Card purchase.

    According to iMore, Apple is approving people with a range of credit scores. A person with a credit rating between 600 and 700 was approved, though with a $1,000 credit limit. APRs range from 13.24 percent to 24.24 percent.

    After applying for the card, it took the Apple employee iMore spoke to approximately one week to receive their Apple Card.

    Apple is planning to launch the Apple Card in the summer, and employees testing the card are running the iOS 12.4 update, which is currently in beta. Apple has seeded four betas of iOS 12.4 so far, and it's probably not too far off from release.

    It's not clear if the Apple Card release will be tied to the launch of iOS 12.4, but it's certainly a possibility, and suggests the Apple Card is coming in the near future.

    For more information on the upcoming Apple Card, make sure to check out our full Apple Card guide.

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  2. thadoggfather, Jun 21, 2019
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    Fetishing over credit card designs now... this is of course all just my personal opinion, but it seems like we've 'lost the plot'
     
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    What about when a merchant needs to manually enter the card number? I've had times where they entered the number manually on the front of the card; either because the swiper is down or for other reasons.
     
  5. cmaier Suspended

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    “it is still interesting...”

    No, it really is not.
     
  6. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure if you are aware, but the number is stored in Wallet. Of course I don't know how a waiter or convenience store employee will handle you showing them a number that's not on a card. Some may not accept it if they are old school.

    I'd like to know if users on the iOS 13 public beta will be able to sign up. It would be kinda crappy if not.
     
  7. smaffei macrumors regular

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    Here's hoping that the $1,000 limit is just for the test period. Because, Apple barely makes anything under a $1,000 these days.
     
  8. cmaier Suspended

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    The number is displayed in the wallet app.
     
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    That was for someone with a credit rating under 700. Could be 610 for all we know. Not a surprise that credit limit is low.
     
  11. Lounge vibes 05 macrumors regular

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    Number is in the wallet app
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    Yes, I have seen people ask if it is heavier because of the material
     
  12. bernuli macrumors 6502a

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    Leaked images of credit card design? No thank you.
     
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    I predict people are going to mod/sharpen their cards to cut things.
     
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    Needs to be thinner.

    I’ll wait for the Apple Card Air
     
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  16. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    I think little extra has been known...

    Who else but iMore.
     
  17. cmaier Suspended

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    But they look identical to the released images we already saw! How can you not be interested?!?!?! ;-)
     
  18. OneHandWaving macrumors newbie

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    Are cards still swiped? I thought that ended decades ago. In fact for less expensive purchases chip and pin’s been pretty much superseded by contactless transactions.
     
  19. bstpierre macrumors 6502a

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    I am conflicted because I really like the idea of this but do not want another card in my wallet
     
  20. dontwalkhand macrumors 603

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    Generate a card number in the app, have the merchant hand key those numbers.
     
  21. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    Doesn't have to be swipe... Mine is chip and pin.
     
  22. joueboy macrumors 68000

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    Some places don't even that manual duplicator anymore. If you're lucky you'll your bill free that's even more awesome. :D
     
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    Sounds like a “bad credit” credit limit.
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    If you look at the card there is a chip as most US card readers have chip. There are a select few that still require swipe, for example renting a car, using a parking meter, or getting gas. Most in person retailers especially Target and Walmart etc are all chip (and with the exception of Walmart, Contactless too). Walmart has Contactless readers intentionally disabled so people won’t use Apple Pay and opt for Walmart Pay in their app instead. I’ll one up WM, I’ll put the Apple Card inside of Walmart Pay and still have “Apple Pay”
     
  24. ghostface147 macrumors 68030

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    Looks cool, but not enough rewards. Last CC I got (United explorer) gave me a crazy limit. At least crazy to me.
     
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    Shortly after: Apple Cards banned from flights
     

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