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Apple CEO confirms plan to bring Apple Card to more countries

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What you need to know

  • Tim Cook is in Germany for Oktoberfest.
  • He told Bild that Apple wants Apple Card to go international.
  • He also visited an App developer and chip team.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is in Germany for Oktoberfest and during an interview with Bild he said that the company hopes to be able to take Apple Card international – including to Germany.

Apple Card is currently only available in the United States and while those outside the country had hoped that the credit card would launch internationally, information is thin on the ground. Confirmation from Cook that plans are in motion is good news, although he did add that it will take time due to all of the red tape that stands in the way.

While in Germany Cook took the opportunity to meet with Karim Morsy of developer Algoriddim, maker of Djay.

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Cook also visited the Bavarian Design Center team which is responsible for some of the huge battery life improvements found in iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

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But without doubt the best tweet we can leave you with includes a photo of Cook with a huge beer stein.

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Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.