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The Apple Watch Series 6 Has Some Interesting Features That Didn’t Make the Event

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I just packaged up my Series 5 to ship out after selling it a couple of days ago, so it will be a long two weeks waiting for my new Series 6 to arrive. That said, I’m happy I got what I was able to out of it. Stainless Apple Watches aren’t cheap, so every bit helps.

Speaking of selling, if you are looking to make a few bucks to raise funds for a new Series 6, take a look at Swappa. It’s about as safe and straightforward of a place as you will find to sell your used gear. You might make a little more elsewhere, but I really appreciate an online marketplace that prioritizes the security of both parties.

Anyway, enough about the past. Now it’s time to look to the near future.

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There Are Some New Apple Deals As We Get Close To WWDC

With WWDC only a week away, there are a couple of new Apple deals that have come to light. The first is their new no-interest Apple Card payment plans for Macs, iPads and their accessories, HomePods, Apple TV, AirPods Pro, AirPods and other devices. These new plans, which are similar to one unveiled for the iPhone last year, were rumored last week. While the Apple Watch is strangely absent, these plans should prove to be very popular and get more Apple fans interested in the Apple Card.

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Apple Will Unveil Interest-Free Apple Card Payments for iPads, Macs and More

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If Apple’s plan for their credit card wasn’t obvious when it was announced, it should be after the latest reports. Sure, it seemed like a good way for them to offer some enticements for loyal fans like myself early on. Getting an almost immediate 3% back on all Apple purchases via Apple Cash is certainly nothing to sneeze at. However, that was just the tip of the iceberg.

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Apple Stores Close and Apple Cardholders Get Relief in the Wake of COVID-19

Apple isn’t always the first company to make a move that benefits its customers and employees over the stockholders. That is often the nature of large, publicly traded companies. However, that isn’t always the case that Apple puts profits over people. Whatever criticism they deservedly received for things like their early waffling when it came to the warranties on Butterfly Keyboards on MacBooks, or their initial handling of Battery-gate, there are still times when they get it right, right off the bat.

There have been a few instances of Apple doing this recently, such as sending care packages to some of their retail employees in China under quarantine and proactively moving WWDC completely online. They have piled up a little more good corporate karma since then with their recent moves regarding Apple Stores and the Apple Card.

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Apple Rolls Out Some Christmas Specials for the Apple Card

If you have an Apple Card and you’re still looking to buy some Apple goodies this Holiday season, then Apple has a pretty compelling new deal for you. According to the Apple Card Twitter account, cardholders can now get an impressive 6% Daily Cash back on most Apple purchases made from now until 12/31. This is double the normal 3%.

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The Real and the Click Bait of the Apple Card and Gender Bias

Nothing in tech bleeds like a negative Apple headline, so when David Heinemeier Hansson’s tweet storm over his wife Jamie’s disproportionately low credit limit with the Apple Card went viral, everyone immediately jumped on it. Most have probably already heard about this story, as it quickly gained traction outside of the tech world in the mainstream news, but in case you haven’t, Ms Heinemeier Hansson was given a much lower credit limit than her husband when applying for an Apple Card, despite sharing accounts with her husband, having a better credit rating and having a longer established credit history.

Sometimes these kinds of viral stories are meaningless, but this one definitely isn’t. There is a real issue here and a real debate to be had at the heart of it. Unfortunately, 80-90% of the media coverage you get from a story like this tends to be pure click bait. Let’s try to cut through some of that, shall we?

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Apple’s New Apple Card iPhone Promotion May Just Be the Beginning

One of the few surprises during Apple’s earnings call last week was Tim Cook revealing a brand new deal for iPhone buyers that fits perfectly into its new focus on services. New iPhone purchasers can get 0% interest for two years on a new iPhone using an Apple Card.

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So About the Apple Card and iPhone Upgrade Program

A few days ago, I wrote a bit about the Apple Card after the application process was opened up in the US. The one reservation that I noted in that article was that Apple had not setup payments for the iPhone Upgrade Program to get 3% Apple Cash, even though it really is an Apple purchase. However, it turns out I was wrong about that.

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More 3% Daily Cash Deals will be Added to the Apple Card

 

Like so many, I signed on the dotted line and got my Apple Card two days ago when enrollment opened to the general public here in the US. While I haven’t made any purchases with it yet, I am looking forward to getting a little bit back when I upgrade my iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch in the coming weeks.
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The Apple Card is Coming Soon

During Apple’s earnings call yesterday, Tim Cook let the world know that the Apple Card will be coming sometime in August. If you haven’t noticed, August starts tomorrow, so this brand new Apple endeavor is coming soon no matter how far into the month they hold out.

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Apple’s Event Offers Few Surprises, but Some Solid Coming Attractions

Apple’s Showtime event took place at 12 PM Central today and the company revealed a couple of things that we all knew were coming and two that were a little less certain. Here’s a brief look at each to get you caught up:

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