With the launch of its Apple Credit Card, now just a few days away, Apple has activated an application website for the offer, including a short video explaining how the registration process works on iPhones. As recently suggested, the site indicates that users will be able to apply for the Apple card using an iPad.
Launched under the wallet.apple.com domain gives the application page a simple process: Open the iPhone's Wallet app, press the plus button in the upper right corner, select Apple cards from the payment card list, fill in your personal information and then accept the card's terms and conditions. Instead, iPad users can see the same general process by opening the Settings app and going to Wallet & Apple Pay.
The preview video suggests accepting the terms will be as simple as looking at mandatory disclosures such as the offered credit limit, April, and fees ̵
The Apple Web site does not currently allow uninvited customers to apply for the card. Rather, it says some people have "received an email invitation to Apple Card Preview", an opportunity to try out the system before general availability later this month. Users who were not invited to the preview can choose to receive a notification when the card is available.
Currently, the site states that the Apple Card will be available to US citizens and legal residents 18 years of age or older. , using the latest version of iOS, on an iPhone that can use Apple Pay – which is newer than the iPhone 5s, apparently. iPad models with Touch ID or Face ID are supported for Apple Pay, but it is unclear at this time whether Apple will require the iPad user to also own an iPhone for some reason.
The Apple Card is scheduled to launch at some point in August, as confirmed by Apple CEO Tim Cook in a recent revenue conference call. The card is backed by Goldman Sachs and is expected to be offered to a very large number of iPhone users, including those with limited or weak credit history.