Apple Card: Get a new Apple Card and get 6% cash back on Apple purchases in March

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.

Update 3/2/02: New users of the Apple Card can get 6 percent cash back on Apple purchases made in March 2021.

The latest: 6% cash back on Apple purchases for new Apple Card users

Don’t have an Apple Card? If you plan to buy some Apple goods this month, you might consider getting one. New users who sign up for the Apple Card will get 6 percent cash back on Apple purchases through March 31, 2021. The cash back is deposited in an Apple Cash card in your iPhone’s Wallet app, which you can then use at any store that accepts Apple Pay. 

Also, AppleInsider reports that “select cardholders” have recieved an email stating that they get 3 percent cash back on all Apple Pay transactions during the month of March 2021. The 3 precent rate is usually only available through purchases made with Apple and select retailers.

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.