The card is thick but it’s not the thickest out there.
What you need to know
- Several Apple Card customers have already received their physical Apple Card.
- One unboxing video shows the packaging of Apple Card.
- Photos show the Apple Card’s thickness to other credit cards on the market.
Following a limited preview launch earlier this week, Apple Card customers are starting to receive the physical titanium card.
Users across Twitter and Reddit shared their early experiences with the physical Apple Card.
Physical Apple Card has arrived. I have surprisingly strong feelings about having a Goldman Sachs logo in my life? Anyway, you can see how much thicker it is than my plastic or metal cards. pic.twitter.com/hXi3q4ijoJ
— nilay patel (@reckless) August 9, 2019
Apple Card and Amex Platinum both have flush mag strips — but platinum has a clear laminate backing that seals it in — Apple chose to notch out the titanium and onset the magstrip. That is extra. pic.twitter.com/BpaSJU1A5M
— Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) August 7, 2019
The images show how minimal the Apple Card is compared to most cards, with an Apple logo, the card holder’s name, and a chip on the front. The back of the card, meanwhile, features MasterCard and Goldman Sachs logos, along with a mag stripe.
An unboxing video was also posted to YouTube by an early adopter named Aaron Andino.
When the physical Apple Card ships, it comes in a small envelope with a beautiful gradient design. To activate the card, all user’s need to do is hold their iPhone next to the envelope the card comes in.
You don’t need the physical card in order to use Apple Card. Instead, it’s an option where Apple Pay isn’t available; the physical titanium card offers 1% Daily Cash on every purchase you make with it.
More and more people have been able to apply for Apple Card since it launched in a limited preview earlier this week. If you haven’t had the chance to apply, Apple said Apple Card will be more widely available later this month.
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