Apple Card: You can now apply for Apple Card on the web

Among the TV shows, magazines, and games services unveiled at Apple’s “Show time” event was a surprise entry into a category that couldn’t be further outside Apple’s wheelhouse: a credit card. Dubbed Apple Card, it’s not a traditional plastic credit card that gives you points on things you buy. Rather, it’s a whole new way to shop online and offline. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Updated 01/17/20: You can now apply for Apple Card on the web, rather than only in the Wallet app on an iPhone. 

What is the Apple Card?

The Apple Card is an Apple-branded credit card from MasterCard. Unlike the current Barclaycard Visa with Apple Rewards, which is a partner card, the Apple Card is owned and operated by Apple.

When will it be available?

Apple Card is now available to all U.S. iPhone users.

How do I apply for the Apple Card?

Applications were originally available only through the Wallet app on your iPhone. In November 2020, Apple added the ability to apply on the web.

You must be 18 or older and a U.S. citizen or lawful resident to apply.

The wallet.apple.com site has instructions for how to sign up, including a video.

1. Open the Wallet app on your iPhone.