Canadians should start polishing their credit values as they can soon apply for a shiny new Apple card.
The US launch of this credit card will take place in the coming weeks. Canada can't be far behind.
Apple filed a "Apple Card" trademark program with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office this week,
It is not known when this move will translate into a release of this credit card in Canada. An American debut is scheduled for some time this summer, and the CEO of the bank that supports it, Goldman Sachs, has already said he is planning to expand his accessibility to other countries.
The holdup on the US edition appears to be iOS 12.4. This upcoming release is apparently needed for the Apple Card affiliate program and it's still in beta.
The company has also submitted CIRP paperwork for the related Apple Cash service, which allows users to send money to each other via iMessage. This can also get north.
Apple card is not your typical credit card
iPhone users can buy with Apple Pay, but this requires the store or restaurant to support this type of wireless payment. The Apple card was made for all the places that didn't.
There will be a titanium card that can be delivered to store the clerk or waiter, accepted anywhere that takes MasterCard.
This service that goes with Apple Card promises to help users track purchases and payments in an easy-to-understand interface. The iPhone manufacturer will not have access to the data, and Goldman Sachs promises not to sell it to anyone else.
There will be no fees for use, except for interest costs. But there will be reimbursed rewards for each purchase. Cardholders can get 2% on the amount of a purchase. It backs up to 3% back on Apple products. The cash reward goes straight into the Wallet app.