New Goldman Sachs / Apple Credit Card and Video Streaming Service

Hey everyone,

So Apple just announced their new services including a credit card, news subscription service, and a streaming platform including channels like HBO.

Curious to get your thoughts on what you think and whether you will be using these? Especially since this is part of a big refocusing push at Apple to generate larger service revenues

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Mar 25, 2019

I won't, but I'm an Android guy and I dont like having a lot of credit cards

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Mar 25, 2019

The credit card is underwhelming. Many other cards exist which offer a better cash back reward program.

However, Apple knows it's customer, and many will chomp on the bit to have the Apple Credit Card along with every other product they make.

Slap an Apple Logo on a VCR and the fans will scoop them up like it's back for the first time.

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Mar 25, 2019

I have a ton of credit cards and like Apple products but I'm not really into the cash back cards. Still, for your average American, 3% back on Apple and 2% back on all purchases with Apple Pay, plus the daily cash back instead of monthly, is pretty cool. It is weird that it'll only be 1% back when you actually use the physical card, because clearly they're trying to push people toward Apple pay, but then why make such a big deal about the physical card being titanium? Metal cards are cool but that doesn't mean anything if it stays in your sock drawer.

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Mar 26, 2019

Other than the 120GB Ipod I bought back in 2009, I don't own any other Apple products and am not inspired to. Have always gone the Android route for phones. I have Netflix and Hulu which is plenty for me, streaming-wise as I also like to read a great deal, so I don't want or need the temptation to watch more stuff as it is.

Mar 29, 2019

Do you still use this ipod?

Mar 29, 2019

Yup...still use it, still holds a charge well. Have over 7,000 tunes on it and still lots of memory to keep adding to it.

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Mar 26, 2019

very underwhelming in all aspects. the cashback on outside purchases is essentially a non-factor. the news+ app...who reads magazines anymore?

Mar 26, 2019

This is the perfect card for apple shills, people who live in major cities, and basically that's it. It's just those people that want the Apple logo to show off. Much better cards out there, but you'd have to do some research to know what they are. Smooth move Apple.

Mar 26, 2019

All they're doing is integrating themselves into as many parts of someone's life as possible.

  • Computer/laptop
  • Phone
  • TV
  • Media
  • Payments
  • Trying even HARDER for payments with their own credit card

I think the overall goal of making payments easier and more secure is a good long-term move that will gain traction over time.

Mar 27, 2019

We value, no wait, we MAKE A STAND FOR your privacy, so your card will only have your name on it and nothing else. What's that? Oh, yeah well it'll be processed via MasterCard. What's that? Oh, yeah of course they have your credit card data, since credit history is personal and traceable. But hey, there's no "sensitive" information ON THE CARD.

This is as private as a lap dance in Times Sq.

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Mar 27, 2019
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