Apple Card ‘Preview Rollout’ Launches With Videos Explaining How The Credit Card Works
It’s been months in the making and now Apple Card is very much a real thing with a “preview rollout” starting today. A full US launch will come later this month, but if you’re lucky enough to get in today there’s a lot to get your teeth into.
Apple isn’t saying how many people are being allowed to sign up for Apple Card right now, only saying that it is a selection of people who signed up to be notified when Apple Card was ready to go.
The selection process was apparently random, too. In order to sign up you need to have a device running iOS 12.4 and then enter your address, birth date, income, and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
In less than a minute a decision from Goldman Sachs is received and you’re then told whether you can have Apple Card or not.
The sign-up process is simple and is all done on-device, but cancelling the card isn’t as easy. Instead, users must call Goldman Sachs to cancel their account. That’s disappointing, but should perhaps not be all that expected.
Apple has also made a new series of videos available which goes into detail about how Apple Card works and how users should keep tabs on their usage.
There’s a lot going on with Apple Card and if you’ve signed up, or plan to, we’d strongly suggest checking the videos out. You’ll also get a look at the Apple Card interface which is pretty great, especially by banking standards.