Published: Sat, March 30, 2019
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Apple introduces a slew of services

Apple introduces a slew of services

"Because this card is so integrated with Apple Pay, you need to be an iPhone user to maximize your benefits". Weekly and monthly spending totals are laid out in the Wallet app and purchases will be grouped in color-coded categories. Craig Vosburg, president of North America for Mastercard, which is partnering on the card, told Bloomberg News that the Apple Card may encourage other banks to change their card number strategies as well as a security measure.

Apple Card transforms the entire credit card experience by simplifying the application process, eliminating fees, encouraging customers to pay less interest and providing a new level of privacy and security. Bloomberg also notes that some large US banks, like Capital One, started testing virtual card numbers assigned to specific merchants. Several Hollywood directors and actors appeared on stage to debut their upcoming projects, including Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Momoa, Big Bird, and Oprah. The Apple Pay Cash service allows iPhone users to send money to other iPhone users.

Apple's TV Pluswill offer streaming of popular shows from drama, comedy, documentaries to kids programming and all in all analysts predict some hit shows to be produced which will be consistent with Apple's image of 'quality storytelling'.

Cardholders can review transactions in real time within the app; the combination of machine learning and Apple Maps means that transactions are clearly labelled with the name of each merchant and their location. Be sure to note that you must be part of Apple's beta testing program. if you are, you will receive the latest iOS 12.3 update via OTA. "Apple could have made a similar push for a broader customer base but did not". Apple TV channels include HBO, Starz, SHOWTIME, CBS All Access, and the Smithsonian Channel.

Apple Arcade will be joined by Apple News+, a new service that sits alongside the standard Apple News app to deliver digital versions of magazines in the Apple News environment. Every Apple Card is uniquely attached to your distinctive iPhone. It's more that Apple Card, thus far, is having an underwhelming impact on both the financial and tech markets.

Having launched a swathe of new devices over the past seven days, including new iPads and updated AirPods, it's now unleashed some all-new services on the world. Let us know in the comments. We think players of all ages are going to love Apple Arcade.

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