Apple Card is a credit card developed by Apple Inc., designed primarily to be used with Apple Pay on Apple devices such as an iPhone or Apple Watch. It will be available in the United States at launch in the summer of 2019.
Apple Card does not include late, cash advance, international, overdraft, or annual credit card fees, except for applicable interest charges when carrying a balance and any interchange fees that are normally charged to the vendor. Additional cardholders (and not joint accounts, which are different) will not be supported upon launch.
The card features a 2% "Daily Cash" cash-back reward program for every purchase done using Apple Pay, 3% for any purchase from Apple (at online or retail Apple Stores; the various Apple App Stores for iMessage, iOS, macOS, tvOS, or watchOS; other Apple media stores like iBooks Store or iTunes Store; or on Apple services like Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple News+, Apple TV+, iCloud storage, or iTunes Match), and 1% when using the physical card anywhere else. Rewards accrue and are paid out daily via Apple Pay Cash inside of Apple Wallet.
A unique permanent card number is created for each device and is stored in the device's secure element, a special security chip used by Apple Pay. Every purchase generates a one-time "dynamic security code", authorized with Face ID or Touch ID. Due to the Apple Card's privacy features, Apple won’t know where a customer shopped, what they bought, or how much they paid. Two-factor authentication is required in order to apply for the card.
Apple has designed a titanium Apple Card for shopping at locations where Apple Pay contactless payment is not accepted yet. The card has no card number, CVV security code, expiration date, or signature printed on the card; though, if necessary, this information is available in the Apple Wallet app.
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