Apple and Goldman Sachs’ credit card is about to arrive. Since it was introduced in March of this year we have seen different details appear about it with respect to the benefits it could offer or what Goldman Sachs thinks. Now it seems that Apple is testing it internally with thousands of employees in its stores.
As reported by Bloomberg, Apple has expanded its testing beyond the company’s core employees. In other words, has opened the “internal beta” to employees of the Apple Stores in the United States. The first major expansion of the Apple Card and possibly the most important until it reaches all users publicly.
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A credit card launch is not that simple, to make sure everything works properly the company is testing the product a few months before the official launch. As indicated, employees can use the card to make public purchases, although they are not allowed to talk about it or explicitly display it in the iPhone app. Why not, the card has not yet reached all users who are testing it, but has been activated in the Wallet app with Apple Pay .
The screenshots of the Apple Card beta version show that the trial versions of the card are fully functional and include the ability to receive a daily refund, pay bills and receive technical support via text message. Users can also schedule payments, access their credit limit and manage connected bank accounts, among other things.
As a last detail, sources consulted by Bloomberg indicate that Apple is negotiating with European financial institutions and regulators to bring its credit card to European countries as well. At the moment the only thing we have confirmed by the company is the exit of the card this summer in the United States, although these negotiations are a good indication of what is to come.