28 March, 2019
It will also be up against the likes of Netflix or Amazon Prime Video in the process though the one thing Apple has in its favor is that it has the resources to hire some of the best talents in the industry, and hopefully they are able to deliver some blockbusters too.
Much like the Apple News+ service it announced on Tuesday, the company is keen to insert itself as the middle man under the veil of consumer convenience and by harnessing the leverage it has from its massive pool of active device users. And it boasts some intriguing benefits, like no fees and a daily rewards program.
For most of the financial firms, interest income is a major source of revenue: customers are charged additional interest payment if they use the card without first settling the previous balance. "This new offering Apple Card is a step towards that but it needs to evolve even further".
Sure there is the other segment, that of the App Store that too contributed handsomely to Apple revenues over the years and can be considered to be the fallout of the company's mobile devices business.
Keep this in mind when considering the card. Riding on the success of Apple Pay, the company is betting that its users will make Apple Card an indispensable part of their daily financial transactions, and if that is the case, they will continue to use the iPhone and will not turn to other brands. "We are working with some of the most innovative game developers in the world to create over 100 new and exclusive games to play across iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV". The company advertised an Apple Credit Card in 1986 that was "worth up to $2,500 of instant credit".
The Apple Card is completely controlled by the Apple Wallet app where all authorization information is stored.
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He said that Mastercard will be integrating Apple technology into its contactless public transit initiative where commuters will be able to buy digitized transit passes and tap-and-go payments in cities like Los Angeles, Boston and Denver.
Apple has once again shaken up the technology space after unveilling its highly anticipated venture into consumer credit, called Apple Card, under a partnership with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard. "By contrast, you don't need to use Uber to get high-end cash back from the Uber Visa Card (notably: 4% at restaurants)". It's fairly straightforward and potentially enticing, depending on your spending habits.
As Megan Caywood, managing director at Barclays and former chief platform officer at challenger bank Starling tweeted: "Love seeing @Apple nail the challenger bank playbook: Apple Card includes easy sign up, no fees, works worldwide in Wallet app, 2% daily cash back, in-app chat for customer support, enhanced transactions with maps & merchant logos, plus cards laser etched in Titanium".
Apple has not revealed the pricing of the service. The card will not bear any numbers on it, just the user's name. That means for most transactions, customers will only get the 1% cash back for using the physical card. The company says the new choices can be bought individually on demand, much like how its iTunes service works. "With the success and momentum of Apple Pay, we've learned a lot about credit cards". Other stories will still be there, but only when users search for them, Apple said.
The Apple TV app will receive an update for Channels this May. Apple is known for its stance on privacy when it comes to iPhones, and the same rule applies to the Apple Card as well.
"We want security to be at the highest level possible across the ecosystem, and we want to do that in ways that don't introduce friction and make payments inconvenient for consumers", Vosburg said in an interview with Bloomberg Television.