Storing Your Apple Card in a Leather Wallet Is a Bad Idea

Ruben Fields
August 22, 2019

Just a couple of days back, Apple rolled out the Apple Card to all the users in the US.

Apple launched its credit card in the United States on Wednesday, and is now only manageable via the Wallet app on an iPhone.

In a support document released Tuesday, Apple officials detailed the steps an Apple Card user should take to clean and protect the new credit card, which they claim has a white finish that is "achieved through a multi-layer coating process". "If two credit cards are placed in the same slot your card could become scratched", the instructions read. Apple does specify which items you should not use: "Don't use window or household cleaners, compressed air, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia, or abrasives to clean your titanium Apple Card".

The Apple Card is a relatively plain matt white credit card made of titanium, which was created to stand out against other credit cards.

You also should avoid putting the card near magnets, but I'm fairly certain that's a standard rule for all cards because you can demagnetise the strip (if you still swipe your card like a neanderthal). In short, do so with a soft, microfiber cloth and isopropyl alcohol.

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Finally, loose in your bag isn't the way to go either - loose change, keys and potentially abrasive objects could scratch it and ruin its prettiness.

"When not in use, Apple Card should be returned to a uniformly lit white cube", joked Alex Stamos, Facebook's former chief security officer. You know, leather, like all of the wallets ever.

"The release this month of Goldman's new co-branded credit card with Apple should reflect the industry moving to a new level in the 21st-century digital-banking battle", Wells Fargo analyst Mike Mayo wrote in a note to clients out earlier this month.

As the company has already started shipping cards out to the customers, it will be interesting to see how they will react when they find out that Apple credit cards can't be stored with other cards or in a leather wallet.

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