Apple announced its own credit card at the beginning of 2019. Now, the Apple Card is available for a growing number of people. Here’s how to apply to get your hands on Apple’s titanium credit card.
The Silicon Valley company started rolling out the option to sign up for the Apple Card at the beginning of August 2019. As the initial rollout is only in the U.S., you might not be eligible to apply until Apple expands to your region.
As the Apple Card experience primarily resides on the iPhone, Apple requires the handset to be running iOS 12.4 or newer. That version of the OS and everything that comes after it includes support for Apple Card.
Apply for the Apple Card
When you’re ready to apply for the Apple Card, open the “Wallet” app. If you can’t find the app on your iPhone, swipe down on your homescreen and use the spotlight search to locate it.
Next, tap on the “+” icon in the top right corner of the display.
The next screen explains that adding cards to Apple Pay allows you to make purchases with your phone and on the web. Select “Continue” to move forward.
If you’re eligible to apply for the Apple Card, you will see the option for the credit card listed. Choose “Apple Card” to start the process.
The Wallet app now explains what features the Apple Card offers and information about the card’s 12.99 percent to 23.99 percent interest rate. We recommend that you read the Apple Card’s rates and terms and then tap on “Continue”.
You now need to verify some identity information. First, make sure your name, date of birth, and phone number are correct. Select “Next” to continue.
Second, confirm your residential address. This information is needed for billing reasons and your credit report. Tap “Next”.
After that, enter the last four digits of your Social Security Number and then select “Next”.
Finally, type in your annual income and then select “Next”. This information will help the bank determine the amount of credit it will give you.
You will now need to verify your identity using your driver’s license or state-issued photo ID. Tap “Continue” and then follow the on-screen instructions to snap a photo of the front and back of your ID.
Goldman Sachs will verify all of your information and a credit check will be run. When completed, the Wallet app will state if you were approved or not. If you are, you will be shown a credit limit and APR based on your credit report.
We recommend you read Goldman Sachs’ terms and conditions. Then, tap “Accept Apple Card” to agree to the rates, terms, and conditions. If you want to reject the line of credit, select “No thanks”.
The Wallet app will now ask if you want to make the Apple Card your default payment method for Apple Pay. You can either select “Use as default card” to use it everywhere or “Set as default later in wallet” to continue using your other cards.
Once the card is added to your Wallet, tap “Continue”.
Order Your titanium Apple Card
After you’re approved for the Apple Card and it has been added to your Wallet, you will be asked if you want a physical card. Using the titanium credit card only gets you one percent back on purchases, but it’s good to have in case a business doesn’t accept mobile forms of payment.
Hit “Continue” to move forward or “No thanks” to stick to the digital-only option.
Select “Confirm” if your shipping address is correct. The titanium card should then be mailed to you in roughly a week.
And that’s it! You can now see the Apple Card in the Wallet app. If you select it, you will be shown your total balance, how much credit is available, reports on your weekly activity, and future payments.