What you need to know
- Apple has confirmed its Apple Card outage is now resolved.
- Some users were unable to make in-store payments for two days.
You can now use your Apple Card to pay for things in stores with confidence after Apple fixed a two-day outage.
People first started to report issues making in-store Apple Card payments on June 14, with Apple noting that some users were affected and that it was investigating.
Now, two days later, things are back up and running after Apple updated its system status (opens in new tab) page to note that service is once again available. It isn't saying what it's done to get things back up and running or what was wrong, obviously, but it did at least update the status to use the past tense. So that's good.
Good to know. However, this is the second major outage of this ilk in a number of weeks and it's hardly going to instill confidence in those who rely on the card. I'd still suggest carrying another card around with you just in case because, for whatever reason, in-person transactions do seem to be an issue for Apple Card of late.
Another option would be to check out the best credit cards with Apple Pay support and go that route, instead. You might not get the same Apple Card features, but you can be more confident that your card will work when you need it to.
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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.
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