24 comments

  • Rebecca T, 2 months ago

    Feels a bit satire to me.

    9 points
  • Nelson TarucNelson Taruc, 2 months ago

    Arun, enjoyed reading this! Regarding titanium, the other benefit is (I'm guessing) that the card can be more easily recycled vs. plastic. In addition, because there is no expiration date, the card is designed to last longer, compared to plastic cards that are typically tossed and replaced every few years because of expiration dates. It might be nothing more than perception, but the switch away from disposable plastic is consistent with Apple's stance on the environment and use of renewable materials.

    8 points
  • Kasper J, 2 months ago

    Sure it's beautiful, but...Goldman Sachs?! Not seeing the ethics apple is so strongly advocating here.

    6 points
  • Ricky SalsberryRicky Salsberry, 2 months ago

    I really want this card. It's gorgeous.

    But like all credit/debit cards, it's on your person most days, is swiped, inserted, dropped, etc… I wonder if it'll age in a wonderful wabi sabi way, or just look bad. Hoping for wabi.

    6 points
  • Adam SzakalAdam Szakal, 2 months ago

    Hey man, the article was kinda fanboy-ish but your website is hecka pretty and fast.

    1 point
  • Napoleon WNapoleon W, 2 months ago

    Uh-uh. Unless they make it out of pure gold, forge it in Mt. Doom and coat it with elven tears, I ain't gettin one ✋

    1 point
  • Frankie Winters, 2 months ago

    I didn’t know the card itself was so Apple-y. Cool.

    BTW, the tool pictured to hollow out the Mac Mini is a slot cutter, not an end mill as noted in the caption.

    1 point
  • Nic TrentNic Trent, 2 months ago

    Will the card eventually have the number, exp. date and cvv on it?

    1 point
    • Adam Fisher-CoxAdam Fisher-Cox, 2 months ago

      no, that info lives in the app. it's a security risk to have it on the card, and most companies are moving away from it slowly... Apple just went all the way.

      3 points
      • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 2 months ago

        I'd be interested to know which mainstream card providers are moving away from having identifiers on the card completely. These are still required in many parts of the world.

        1 point
        • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, 2 months ago

          The info is there and can be provided when necessary from the iPhone app. Here's a bit about how it works from an article on The Verge about the Apple Credit Card:

          The Apple Card doesn’t have any numbers, a CVV, or an expiration date printed on the card, but it does have a magnetic stripe and a chip. If you are paying online at a merchant that doesn’t accept Apple Pay, you’ll use the third way to pay: go back to the Wallet app to generate those numbers virtually. You can either keep the same credit card number or generate a new number for each transaction. This is similar to how banks allow you to create new digital credit card numbers for online payments in order to prevent your information from being misused.

          1 point
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 2 months ago

    All my credit cards end up fucked up. All of them. Making a titanium card will not save it from the usual pocket harassment. Unless you care more about the card and port it in a bag all the time, safe from sittings, this to me is pretty much a vanity item. If i can pay with my phone, like I usually do, this is really useless.

    1 point
  • Rafael M, 2 months ago

    I guess this is the new "Black Card" except it's for everyone...

    0 points
  • Alex PalmerAlex Palmer, 2 months ago

    Loved this post Arun (and your website design as well)! :)

    0 points
  • Robert Woloschanowski, 2 months ago

    Thanks Arun, really enjoyed reading about the details. Here is one more: If they would remove the cardholder name from the front and add it to the back it would be perfect.

    0 points
  • Josué Gutiérrez Valenciano, 2 months ago

    If only they had this level of obsession and detail with their MacBook Pro keyboards...

    0 points
  • Seyhan DzhamurSeyhan Dzhamur, 2 months ago

    I like the design very much. Attention to detail is enormous. But I don't know ..I'm sceptic about security of the apple products since people looks like forgot about the High Sierra root security bug.

    -2 points