You can now apply for Apple Card online

Apple Card physical and virtual
Apple Card physical and virtual (Image credit: Lory Gil / iMore)

What you need to know

  • You can now apply for Apple Card online for the first time.
  • But you still need to be a United States resident to do it.

For the first time, Apple now offers a web page that allows people to sign up for Apple Card rather than using their iPhone to do it. Previously there was no web-based option for those who wanted to get their own titanium Apple credit card.

Spotted by MacRumors, it looks like the portal has actually been around for a few days and signing up is a simple case of visiting the Apple Card application page.

Apple Card Online Application

Apple Card Online Application (Image credit: iMore)

Signing up takes just a few minutes and the whole process is outlined as you go. Once approved, Apple Card will be available immediately while the physical card will take a few days to arrive once requested via the Wallet app. You'll need that for stores that don't accept contactless payments, for example.

We've covered Apple Card extensively and it's a great way to buy Apple gear thanks to its rewards. For now, Apple Card remains something that's only available to those in the United States, however.

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.