The Verge‘s Nilay Patel has shared pictures of his Apple Card, revealing that it’s thicker than his different steel and plastic bank cards. It was earlier reported that the Apple Card weighs round 14.75 grams, making it barely heavier than the Chase Sapphire Reserve bank card however lighter than an American Express Platinum.
Physical Apple Card has arrived. I’ve surprisingly robust emotions about having a Goldman Sachs brand in my life? Anyway, you possibly can see how a lot thicker it’s than my plastic or steel playing cards. pic.twitter.com/hXi3q4ijoJ
— nilay patel (@reckless) August 9, 2019
Card weights from my crappy kitchen scale (ignore espresso detritus)
1. Apple Card 14.7g (quoted is 14.eight so most likely rounded up)
2. AMEX platinum 18.4g
3. Chase Sapphire Preferred 12.2g pic.twitter.com/bCZMpmUhNN
— Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) August 7, 2019
Another early adopter, Aaron Andino, has shared an Apple Card unboxing video on YouTube that gives a more in-depth have a look at its packaging. The card and packaging look in line with pre-launch pictures that leaked.
The bodily Apple Card, made out of titanium, contains a clear design with an Apple brand, a chip, and a reputation. There’s no card quantity or expiration date on the cardboard, neither is there a CVV on the again. Instead, these particulars are saved within the Wallet app for added safety within the occasion the cardboard is misplaced or stolen.
The again of the Apple Card additionally has a minimalistic design with embossed Goldman Sachs and Mastercard logos and a magstripe. Goldman Sachs is the Apple Card’s issuing financial institution, and it depends on the Mastercard cost community.
Read our step-by-step directions on how to order a bodily Apple Card by mail. The card ships free of cost and a notification is shipped to your iPhone when it ships. The turnaround time seems to be just a few days proper now.
Later this month, Apple will permit all U.S. residents age 18 or older to apply for the cardboard. So far, it seems that Goldman Sachs is being fairly lenient with approvals, as CNBC and iMore have reported that some clients with credit score scores within the 600s have been accepted, albeit with decrease credit score limits and better APRs.
When absolutely out there, iPhone customers can apply for the Apple Card within the Wallet app inside minutes and take benefit of options akin to 1-Three % in every day money again, color-coded spending summaries, and no charges. Just forward of launching, the cardboard’s APR vary was lowered to 12.99-23.99 %.