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Apple appears to have recently updated the Wallet app to allow users to add an Apple Account Card, which displays the Apple credit balance associated with an Apple ID.

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If you receive an App Store or Apple Store gift card, for example, it is added to an Apple Account that was previously visible in the App Store and Apple Store apps. As of today, the Apple Account balance can also be added to a new card in the Wallet app.

To add the card, open up the Wallet app and under "Available Cards," tap on "Add Apple Account." As long as you have an Apple Account balance, you'll be able to add the card.

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Once added, you can view your Apple Account balance right from the Wallet app and use it to purchase Apple products, apps, games, and music. It works in the same way as any other card in the Wallet app when at an Apple Store. The Apple Account Card replaces the iTunes Pass that used to be available quite some time ago.

The Apple Account Card can be added on devices running iOS 15.5 or later.

(Thanks, Jacob!)

Article Link: Wallet App Now Supports Apple Account Cards on iOS 15.5
 

Marswarrior462

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If this is another US feature, I’m gonna TechRax the **** outta my phone and order a new phone from the US. It better not be a US-only feature. It’s not showing up on my Apple Wallet app. I’ve restarted my phone twice and I can’t get it to show up. Please don’t be a US-only feature or I’m breaking my phone and ordering a replacement to be shipped here from the US
 
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Jhawkfan

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Doesnt work for me because I have an iCloud account and an app store account... when are they going to let us merge them?
Same, it won’t let me add it because I have different App Store and iCloud accounts. Feels like we’re being punished for being long time Apple users. I’ve had my App Store account since the iPhone 3G. Wish I could merge them.
 

HorstBockman

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Helpful... I guess. At least if the balance is consistent across devices (which the App Store balance hasn't been). No trouble adding it to my wallet.
 
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BeauGiles

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Same, it won’t let me add it because I have different App Store and iCloud accounts. Feels like we’re being punished for being long time Apple users. I’ve had my App Store account since the iPhone 3G. Wish I could merge them.
I just came here to say this! If I change my region and language from Australia to the United States, the option to add my account works.... except for having two accounts so it's a no for me
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Marswarrior462

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Alas, it definitely looks to be US Only.

If you change your iPhone Language & Region to the US, it shows as an option in Wallet - but you get an error as your Apple Account doesn't match your phone region. View attachment 2009580
Exactly as I feared. The practice of limiting certain features to the US makes my blood boil. Apple should be forced to open it up. ****ing pieces of **** should pay for this
 

dwaltwhit

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It doesn’t show up in my available cards? My appleid and icloud are the same and have been since like 2006. What am I missing, friends?
 

jimthing

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Doesnt work for me because I have an iCloud account and an app store account... when are they going to let us merge them?

Same, it won’t let me add it because I have different App Store and iCloud accounts. Feels like we’re being punished for being long time Apple users. I’ve had my App Store account since the iPhone 3G. Wish I could merge them.

I just came here to say this! If I change my region and language from Australia to the United States, the option to add my account works.... except for having two accounts so it's a no for me View attachment 2009564 View attachment 2009565 View attachment 2009566
^^^^^^^^^^ This, times infinity!

Two accounts syndrome remains Apple's biggest failure, by far.

Can't use the Apple Store app if a two accounts user either. Brilliant Apple, flipping clever design choice that one. ?
 

lartola

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If this is another US feature, I’m gonna TechRax the **** outta my phone and order a new phone from the US. It better not be a US-only feature. It’s not showing up on my Apple Wallet app. I’ve restarted my phone twice and I can’t get it to show up. Please don’t be a US-only feature or I’m breaking my phone and ordering a replacement to be shipped here from the US

Wait. Even if it were US only, there’s no need to break your iphone and get one from the US. All you need is to change your device region to the US in settings>general>language and region and maybe create a USA apple id. The Apple Account card isn’t hardware specific, just maybe region specific if it’s US only.
 
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lartola

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It doesn’t show up in my available cards? My appleid and icloud are the same and have been since like 2006. What am I missing, friends?

It won’t appear automatically. You must tap on the + sign and add it (if you have a balance in your apple id account, that is, otherwise it won’t let you).
 

BeauGiles

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Wait. Even if it were US only, there’s no need to break ypur iphone and get one from the US. All you need is to change your device region to the US in settings>general>language and region and maybe create a USA apple id. The Apple Account card isn’t hardware specific, just maybe region specific if it’s US only.
As per my post, your device region and account region need to match. So you could create a US account, then you'd need to fund it, and there would be almost zero benefit to doing so - and that's if it even works internationally.


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johnsawyercjs

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I'm going to pretend I don't know the difference between an Apple Account (which I don't have) and an Apple Card (which I do have).

So...

What are the differences between an Apple Account and an Apple Card?
 
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