The Apple credit card was arguably one of the biggest credit card launches of 2019. Apple and Goldman Sachs are taking a slightly different approach to the credit card than what you would typically expect. That is because of the usual reward categories that are very broad, the Apple card has taken the route of partnering with a bunch of different companies, with the promise of more to come in the future.
Apple’s Newest Partner
The newest partner to the Apple credit card is none other than Nike. Whenever you shop at Nike, you can earn 3% when using the Apple credit card. The other places include:
- Duane Reade
- T-mobile (in person)
I don’t feel particularly strong about the Apple credit card. Now I know I may be biased because I’m not the biggest Apple fan, but I just don’t see the appeal too much. While most cards offer you very broad category spending, the Apple card instead chooses to reward you for shopping at particular merchants. I just have to ask how often you may be shopping at these places, and if it’s enough to justify getting a new credit card for.
Still, having another option for those that already have the card is always nice. There aren’t really any other cards that offer much more than 2% by shopping at Nike, especially when you consider cards that do not have an annual fee as well. So in that sense, this is nice to see. I just think you could do better elsewhere.
What do you think about this new partnership? Are there any other partnerships you’d like to see? Let us know down in the comment section below.