Apple allowing Apple Card users to miss March payment

Apple has confirmed that customers can skip their Apple Card payment for March.

The company has been sending out Customer Assistance Program emails to affected users, confirming that they’ll be able to skip their March payment without paying interest charges.

“We understand that the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation poses unique challenges for everyone and some customers may have difficulty making their monthly payments. Apple Card is committed to helping you lead a healthier financial life,” Apple said in a statement.

“Should you need assistance, please click here to be connected to Apple Card support via Messages and enroll in our Customer Assistance Program, which will allow you to skip your March payment without incurring interest charges.”

In order to take advantage of the Customer Assistance Program, users will need to contact customer support for Apple Card directly. If you do not, and then go onto miss your March payment, you will still be charged interest in your current Apple Card balance.

In other news, Apple announced over the weekend that it would close all of its Apple retail stores around the world – outside of China – until further notice.

The company has also said it has donated $15 million to the global COVID-19 response, and for every employee who donates to the crisis, Apple will match donations two-for-one, encouraging charitable activity.

Will this news affect you? Let us know over on social media and check back soon for more news and rumors on COVID-19 and Apple, in what is becoming a fast-developing story.

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