tech2 News StaffAug 21, 2019 10:17:12 IST
At WWDC the only piece of new hardware (technically) that was announced was the brand new credit card called simply Apple Card. A preview for the service had been announced earlier this month and as of today, all US customers will get access to it.
Currently, Apple Card will only be available in the US and later it will roll-out to more countries.
Back in July, Bloomberg had reported that Apple Card was being tested by Apple and Goldman Sachs employees. Apple claims that Apple Card, unlike most physical credit cards, is a lot more secure because it's virtual and resides in your iPhone.
The virtual credit card is built right into the Apple Wallet app on the iPhone and will offer a shopping experience via Apple Pay with a focus on privacy and security. The Apple card system was designed in partnership with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard to ensure that it works seamlessly across the globe.
We designed Apple Card to put privacy and security first. Thrilled to offer it to iPhone customers in the US starting today! https://t.co/1CxDBPsXcm
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 20, 2019