It's been another quarter for Apple, and, as it turns out, it was a pretty healthy one for the company, too. Today, Apple has officially released the finer details regarding its second fiscal quarter of 2022. Which means we get to find out just how much money the company brought in over the last few months.
One of the benefits associated with Apple's credit card, the Apple Card, is getting 3% back from select retailers when making a purchase. It's a relatively small pool of businesses, all things considered, but the good news is that it's expanding at least. And this time around it covers your home improvement needs.
Ever found yourself in a position to buy something, like, say, a chocolate candy bar and you couldn't find your physical debit or credit card(s)? That could be pretty tricky and frustrating! Well, Apple's here to show you how easy it is to pull out your phone (which you surely didn't leave at home, too), apply for a credit card, and buy some stuff.
While Apple's primary focus remains hardware and software, the company is certainly not limited to those things. Elements like Apple TV+ and the Apple Card stand out, for instance. And apparently Apple has plans to broaden the scope for its finance products thanks to major changes happening behind the scenes.
Apple Card may hit Europe after all, breaking its US exclusivity, as Apple has snapped up Credit Kudos, UK's startup which offers credit-checking services.
iCloud, Apple's cloud-based service which is associated with so many of different other services, is having a bit of a rough 2022. The year started out with many developers raising concerns that iCloud sync for third-party apps had been experiencing issues for quite some time. But then various services, including Game Center, Backup, Photos, and other services experienced outages throughout the month.
It's that time of year again. No, not a day when Apple announces new products and/or services. It's Earnings Day, which means we get to find out just how much Apple managed to rake in over the last few months. Hint: it's a lot.
The Apple Card has been around for a stretch now, and it offers up some pretty solid cash back offerings. Depending on where you shop, that is. Using it for Apple devices, for instance, typically earns the most cash back at 3%.
A new Apple Card promotion running this month invites you to add a new Apple Card user to your account via the Family Sharing feature to instantly receive $10 Daily Cash.
In time for the holiday season in 2019, Apple rolled out a boost to Daily Cash earnings for Apple Card owners. Typically, Apple offers 3% cash back when buying eligible products from an Apple Store, either in a physical retail shop or online. And if you use Apple Pay. But while Apple may have skipped last year, it appears the program's boost to 6% was good enough to bring back eventually.
Advanced fraud protection for Apple Card owners is now available as part of the iOS 15 update, which automatically rotates the card's three-digit security code every now and then.
As time marches on, and security needs change and evolve, companies need to do the same thing. There once was a time when you'd hand a store associate a credit card and they'd use a physical machine to copy your card details on some paper and call it good. Today, though, our credit and debit cards are outfitted with small chips that make them much more secure than a flimsy piece of paper. They are also equipped with a magnetic strip, too, but it looks like that's on the way out.