Apple's shining new credit card offers many features, such as statements, a cash back program and an extremely Apple aesthetic. The flat, white titanium design recalls a decade of other Apple products, including the iPhone and the MacBook. Although the card is compatible with Apple's virtual wallet, it does not appear to be compatible with your actual wallet.
The Apple Card was launched earlier this week for all US consumers who have compatible iPhones. It is primarily a virtual map that runs in the Wallet app. However, it is also a full MasterCard supported by Goldman Sachs. Cardholders can request a physical card that accompanies their virtual card The card is highlighted in the company's physical card support manual, which contains handling, maintenance, and cleaning tips that unfortunately go against the way any one of its kind works Credit card used or stores.
Apple advises consumers to keep the card in "a wallet, bag or bag of soft material" and to put the card "in a slot in your wallet or wallet without touching another credit card" so they do not is scratched.
That is, unless you have a leather wallet, as millions of consumers do. But putting it right in your pocket is also a no-no when wearing jeans, as the vast majority of Americans occasionally do. "Some fabrics, such as leather and jeans, can cause permanent discoloration that can not be washed off," Apple warns cardholders, but probably not long afterward. "I can say that the card does not look pretty in my leather wallet after two months," wrote one owner.
The damage is cosmetic. The card still works at a point of sale if you dare to keep it in your wallet. If you would like it to look new, Apple recommends carefully wiping it with isopropyl rubbing alcohol and a soft microfibre cloth.