Apple Card may launch internationally, according to a report from MacRumors.
It had previously been believed that Apple Card would be exclusive to the United States, as the US has an outdated financial system and other countries – including Europe and the UK – already offer generous credit cards and world-renowned fintech for managing finances.
However, according to one source, an Australian banking corporation has been working on support for Apple Card, and it’s thought that the service will be launching in multiple new countries before the year is through.
An anonymous tipper suggested that Apple Card could come to Australia as soon as iOS 14.1 or iOS 14.2, suggesting an imminent release.
What’s particularly interesting to note is that Apple has been advertising for Apple Card Product Manager roles on its website, with responsibilities including travelling and working with external providers, banks, and other players. Although Goldman Sachs is Apple Card’s exclusive partner in the United States, it’s likely that other players will get involved overseas.
A separate report from MacRumors also confirmed that Apple has made references to GDPR for Apple Card in the iOS 14 beta, suggesting that Apple Card will launch in European countries such as the United Kingdom, where European privacy legislation will be required.
Apple is hosting a special event this Tuesday, where it’s likely to show off new Apple Watches, iPads, and discuss its services, including the launch of the Apple One bundle programme, which will bring together Music, TV+, News+, and Arcade. It could be that Apple will confirm new territories for Apple Card, or at least tease an international rollout.
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