What you need to know
- Experian is offering customers the chance to get up to five months of free Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and Apple News+.
- Customers need to take out a new Barclaycard to get the offer.
Credit outfit Experian is emailing customers in the UK to offer them up to five full months of free Apple services if they take out a new Barclaycard.
Apple and Barclays — the owner of Barclaycard — go back a long way with the bank also providing the lending that powers Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program — at least in the UK. That program will surely be getting some use in the next few weeks as Apple readies the iPhone 13 launch. It's set to be the best iPhone ever, after all.
Getting free access to some of Apple's most popular services isn't an offer to be sniffed at, although taking out a new credit card might be a bit extreme for some. All of the usual terms and conditions are at play here, with Experian saying new Barclaycard customers will have to deal with a representative 21.9 - 33.9% APR.
Will you consider taking out a whole new credit card to get up to five months of free Apple services? With new iPhones, Macs, and more just around the corner, every bit of money saved helps!
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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.