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Goldman Sachs Card Release is Vintage Apple!

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Goldman Sachs Card Release is Vintage Apple!

You know those long lines at Apple stores to get the latest model of the iPhone or iPad? It strikes me we're seeing the credit card equivalent of that now with the new Apple card!

 

By making the new Apple card available "by invitation only", Apple has all of us lined up at the virtual store. Because the card seems exclusively available to a few, we all want it. That it's an illusion created by Apple doesn't matter. We're all dutifully signing up to get the invitation and enjoy the "privilege" of applying for a card that has only mediocre benefits compared to many others we've reviewed here! Well done, Apple! Your marketing department deserves another trophy.

 

Of course, I'll admit I was one of those early adopters right along with many others here. Would I have applied for the Apple card absent the "invitation" hype and the mad rush here? Perhaps not. Still, I do buy a lot of Apple gear so perhaps the card will eventually prove useful after all... It just won't be my daily driver. Of course, YMMV!

 

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Re: Goldman Sachs Card Release is Vintage Apple!

I am confused about the apple card but then again I don't have an iphone.

WHAT are the benefits?

Last time I looked the rewards were far from impressive.

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Re: Goldman Sachs Card Release is Vintage Apple!

Very true. Someone else on this forum coined the term “iLemming” and I am definitely that lol. 

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Apple card speculations

I was wondering if there will be a Apple card S like the phones? Or will we be able to get the card in that space grey color? lol

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I’m waiting for the Apple Card Max. It’s gonna be the size of an iPhone. Just imagine plopping that down on the table for the waiter. 

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Re: Apple card speculations

Refer this question to the MyFicoer @CreditCuriosity as he is the responsible one for our "prognostication" features! Seems he called the Apple Card over the OCCU Beaver Card, Citi Forward Card, Sallie Mae MasterCard and certainly the Diner's Club Card so let's ask him Smiley Sad He has a channel into the future and it is "spot on" ... Smiley Happy

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Re: Apple card speculations

Think they'll offer a secured version for those who can't get approved for the current one? You could even make the needed deposit through Apple Pay if you have a debit card in there, and have the card automatically graduate after a certain amount of good history. I'm not sure they'll still be able to offer the current rewards structure on the secured card though.

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Re: Goldman Sachs Card Release is Vintage Apple!

As a iphone and Ipad fan boy ( i do use PC over mac) I don't see any benifit in the card. Pay for my iphone on my cell bill, which I get 5% instead of 3% using my usb cash+. for a ipad one can get 5% or 3% back on amazon, using chase amazon visa (depending if one is a prime member) for a mac one can 2% back from costco using citi costco visa, and another 2% back if one is an executive member. both Amazon and costco are cheaper than the apple store. for Itunes I buy a $100 gc from costco for $85 and get the 2%+2% from costco. also rightwf propel has a amex deal where one gets 4 points per dollar from itunes. still in my first year on discver, so I effectvly get 2% back on evreything. when I feel like leaving the garden, I will get the citi DC, to continue getting the 2% on evreything that dosn't fall into another catagorey,

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@ridgebackpilot wrote:

 

By making the new Apple card available "by invitation only", Apple has all of us lined up at the virtual store. Because the card seems exclusively available to a few, we all want it. That it's an illusion created by Apple doesn't matter. We're all dutifully signing up to get the invitation and enjoy the "privilege" of applying for a card that has only mediocre benefits compared to many others we've reviewed here! Well done, Apple! Your marketing department deserves another trophy.

 


That's the part I don't understand. People know it's not that great and they still willingly fall for it anyway. That's not great marketing, that's dumb consumerism.

 

You know...fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me....or can't get fooled again if you're a former POTUS living in Texas.

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Re: Goldman Sachs Card Release is Vintage Apple!

this card is going to be used as a way to lock people into the upgrade cycle for the iphone, because it's basically part of the digital wallet app and that needs constant security updates on the IOS operating system to function. how many generations of iphone are going to be offered the necessary updates? probably looking at 3 years worth of updates tops? unless they get really greedy...

 

i mean, lets face it, the biggest moneymaker now is from selling dongles for the headphone jack, and overpriced memory upgrades because they prevent you from using an SDcard. greed isn't a strong enough word!

 

if you are looking at buying a mac pro for $10K+ this card might be useful for a small discount on it if you don't find it on sale anywhere...


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