Apple Card, Apple Arcade, your hot takes, and more

The Apple Card is ready for you, but are you ready for the Apple Card? Apple Arcade pricing and availability revealed! And your hot takes! That and more are all in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

This is episode 664 with Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Michael Simon.

Listen to episode 664

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Here are articles for more information on the news we talked about on the show.

  • Apple Card is now available—with even better rewards than we thought

  • Five questions to ask yourself before you apply for an Apple Card

  • Apple Card FAQ: Interest rates, rewards, sign-up and everything else you need to know

  • Report: Apple Arcade could cost $4.99 per month

  • Exclusive: Apple Arcade hands-on with early access trial games on Mac (9to5Mac)

  • Apple TV+ original shows, series, and movies: Apple releases a full trailer for The Morning Show

Feature discussion: iMessage and Android

There’s been talk recently on the internet about iMessage and Android—or the lack of presence of iMessage on Android. Not only are there functional issues when texting between iOS and Android, there are social ramifications as well, especially amongst the text-happy teenage set. Some tech journalists and pundits are calling for iMessage on Android, and some have even gone so far as to propose how Apple could do this and make money. Is iMessage on Android something that should be done in the best interest of Apple?

For more information, click on the link below.

  • iMessage is never coming to Android, so please stop asking

Two-minute tip

In the Two-minute tip, a Macworld staffer will present a quick tip for your Apple device. This week, Jason has a tip for anyone interested in the Apple Card. Here are the details:

  • How to opt out of forced arbitration on the Apple Card

Your hot takes

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