Published: Fri, March 29, 2019
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

IOS 12.3 beta 1 arrives with new TV app

IOS 12.3 beta 1 arrives with new TV app

The new businesses include a news service called Apple News Plus and a credit card, Apple Card. While this helps give the physical card an Apple-worthy minimalist look, it's useful in a practical sense as well.

Having the Apple Card is also like having one's own credit and loans adviser.

Apple points out that it is the only card to provide those rewards in real time, so that cash earned can be used immediately. Apple Card is built into the Apple Wallet app on iPhone, offering customers a familiar experience with Apple Pay and the ability to manage their card right on their iPhones.

In a day of releases and announcements, Apple made the new iOS 12.2 available to users with plenty of new updates to their favorite apps old and new. "It shows that others are embracing our mission to make money management better, even if they don't offer full banking services and have a full banking licence like we do". Many cards offer up to 5% cash back on things like dining and entertainment, groceries, or gas. Rossman said even another branded credit card, the Uber Visa card, comes out on top with 4 per cent cash back on dining purchases.

Apple introduced a bunch of new premium services on Monday, but was short on details, like how much they'll cost. This makes it ideal for frequent overseas travelers. But is this an incentive enough to shift to iPhone and Apple Pay?

Speaking of the physical card, one of the more interesting aspects of the card itself is that it has no numbers on the front or back. With the technology available, like online shopping and purchasing, people had gone on debts and lost control over it, while companies take advantage of this trend. Apple apparently won't have access to any of those information, while Goldman Sachs "promises" not to abuse the privilege of having access to this data. "Apple has joined forces with some of the world's most innovative game developers to push the boundaries of what's possible", the tech company wrote on its website. Also, there is going to be the nearly legendary Apple assurance of adhering to the highest order of security and privacy to ensure user's data does not become the fodder for running targeted ad campaigns. Experts say that this interest range is wider than what is charged by the majority of other cards on the market.

According to the American tech giant, there are no fees associated with Apple Card: no annual, late, global or over-the-limit fees.

This being the Cupertino company though, this wasn't your normal credit card, combining "the most beautifully designed card ever", made of titanium with just your name laser etched on it. To score a landmark deal, it can afford to let Apple - and its customers - dictate the terms.

On the other hand, no late fees could encourage some cardholders to carry a balance.

Apple has announced its newest update to the popular operating system that includes massive fixes to several security issues. A travel rewards card can, though.

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