- Apple’s first-ever credit card finally launched this month.
- The Apple Card lives in the Wallet app on your iPhone, and shows you a ton of information about your spending habits.
- One of the coolest features of the Apple Card is that its color will change depending on what you buy — meaning almost every customer should have different-looking cards.
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The Apple Card, announced back in March, finally went live last week.
It couldn’t be easier to apply for one: If you have an iPhone and live in the US, just open up the Wallet app on your phone, select Apple Card, enter some personal information, agree to some terms and conditions, and voilà — you have a brand-new credit card, courtesy of Apple, Mastercard, and Goldman Sachs.
The Apple Card has a lot going on — it hides your identifying information and uses machine learning to translate difficult transactions into beautiful graphs, for example — but one of its most nifty features is how it visualizes your spending habits.
The Apple Card that lives in your iPhone actually changes color based on your purchases. It’s really cool. Here’s how it works.
When you first receive your Apple Card, it will look totally blank inside the Wallet app, like so.
YouTuber Marques Brownlee noticed that once he made his first purchase with the Apple Card, the white card in his Wallet app immediately changed color, adding a big splotch of this orange hue.
The Apple Card in your Wallet app adds a little bit of color to the overall gradient depending on your spending habits.
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