Apple announced a ton of stuff this week. But while most people were probably focused on the ensemble cast for that newsroom show with Jen Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell, I was focused on something else: the Apple Card.
Simply put, it’s an extension of the Apple Pay world, just made better. The perks of this thing sound like a Discover card (in that they’re almost too good to be true). No fees, plain old cash back, easy to use interface. On top of that, your information and spending history are all based around the phone, so none of that data is held by Apple. I could care less about that, though. No, my attention is on the physical card. There are places that don’t accept Apple Pay. Some places don’t have a Square terminal that you can tap your Apple Watch to while you’re holding that rum-infused ice cream cone. Maybe you’re at your favorite divey Mexican restaurant and want to get some tacos. That’s where the physical card, brought to you by MasterCard, comes in.
I can’t be the only one that watched those Fyre Fest documentaries and thought, “I need a Magnises card immediately”. If there’s clout to be gained from having a credit card, it was Magnises. I want the confidence of Billy McFarland. If that goofball could get himself in that much trouble, imagine what I could accomplish. I have a metal credit card right now. I was torn between this Chase card and another one, but went with the metal one. It’s so satisfying to use. I mindlessly tap it on countertops, spin it in my hands like a throwing star, or just flick it while trying to figure out how much to tip. Now roll all that satisfaction in with it having a milled apple logo right on the front. To top it off, it has no numbers on it, so you don’t have to ruin your aesthetic by blocking out your numbers when you inevitably post it to your IG story. I just can’t wait until it comes out in Space Grey.