Apple has confirmed the Apple Card will begin rolling out in the U.S. next month.
The card, first announced back in March 2019, promises to eliminate fees, charge less interest and offer enhanced security and privacy protection.
Unfortunately, Australians will have to wait awhile to get their hands on it.
By now, we’re all familiar with Apple’s marketing speak about how its products will change everything. It trotted out similar language at its services event yesterday when introducing the Apple Card, its credit card with Goldman Sachs. But now that we have the facts, is it actually worth getting an Apple credit card? Eh.
The announcement was made by CEO Tim Cook during Apple's 2019 third fiscal quarter earnings call.
"Thousands of Apple employees are using the Apple Card every day in a beta test and we will begin to roll out the Apple Card in August," Cook said.
The card will be available digitally and physically, with the latter being made from titanium. There is also a Daily Cash rewards system on offer, which will give a percentage of cash back on purchases made.
The cash back will be instantly available on the Apple Card and can be sent to friends and family.
But it doesn't sound like Australia will be getting it anytime soon.
Gizmodo Australia reached out to Apple locally, but the company could not confirm if or when there would be a release date.
"We have not made any announcements about Apple Card being available outside of the U.S." said an Apple spokesperson.
It's likely that Apple Card's success in the U.S. will determine whether Australia and other countries will also see its introduction.
Because it was invented some time in the 1940s. In the wake of what appears to be a global iTunes/App Store outage, Apple Store employees (at least those in the UK, where this picture was taken) are resorting to some severely old school methods of payment.