Apple has a credit card now. The new Apple Card, expected to be available this summer, is designed to live inside the Apple Wallet app and be used in places that accept Apple Pay via iPhones. But there's also a physical card you can swipe anywhere, just like a normal credit card.Meanwhile, one popular card for tech-savvy shoppers is the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature card, a partnership with Chase bank.Apple and Amazon are two of the biggest names in tech, and now each has its name on a credit card. So which one is the best? Let's take a look.Apple CardCash-back rewards: The Apple Card offers cash back that can be used anywhere, at any time. Use the cash back towards paying for groceries, paying a friend or paying down your credit card. Where to earn: Earn 3 percent back on anything from Apple stores (namely an Apple Store, apple.com, the App Store or iTunes), including games, in‑app purchases, and services such as your Apple Music subscription and iCloud storage plan. Earn … [Read more...] about Apple Card vs. Amazon Prime Rewards Visa: Which credit card is best for tech lovers?
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By Evan Ramstad Updated 3:23 pm PST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 A customer uses Apple Pay at Ritual Coffee in San Francisco in 2017. Target will soon accept the app. A customer uses Apple Pay at Ritual Coffee in San Francisco in 2017. Target will soon accept the app. Photo: Leah Millis / The Chronicle 2017 Buy photo Photo: Leah Millis / The Chronicle 2017 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A customer uses Apple Pay at Ritual Coffee in San Francisco in 2017. Target will soon accept the app. A customer uses Apple Pay at Ritual Coffee in San Francisco in 2017. Target will soon accept the app. Photo: Leah Millis / The Chronicle 2017 Buy photo Target will soon accept Apple, Samsung, Google payments 1 … [Read more...] about Target will soon accept Apple, Samsung, Google payments
Apple's digital wallet service Apple Pay is rolling out to thousands of new retail locations in the US. The Cupertino tech giant announced Tuesday that it has inked Apple Pay support agreements with Target, Taco Bell and Jack in the Box, resulting in more than 10,000 new points of acceptance for service. Apple has also landed regional deals with Speedway gas stations and Hy-Vee grocery stores throughout the Midwest.With these additions, 74 of the top 100 US merchants and approximately 65 percent of all retail locations across the country now support Apple Pay, according to Apple."Whether customers are buying everyday household items, groceries, snacks for a road trip or grabbing a quick meal, Apple Pay is the easiest way to pay in stores, while also being secure and faster than using a credit or debit card at the register," Jennifer Bailey, Apple's vice president of internet services, said in a press release. "We're thrilled even more customers will be able to pay at their favorite … [Read more...] about Apple Pay support expands to 65 percent of US retail locations
Amazon looks to be trying to become even more involved in shoppers' lives.The e-commerce giant is pushing to expand its Amazon Pay digital wallet into brick-and-mortar stores, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Wednesday. The service is mainly used online currently. Amazon reportedly wants to partner first with gas stations, restaurants and merchants that aren't direct competitors. It's unclear how Amazon Pay will be used in store. Apple Pay and Google Pay use NFC to let people tap phones on terminals at checkout to make transactions. Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. In 2017, the company said Amazon Payments had been used by over 33 million customers since it launched in 2013. Amazon in 2016 partnered with luxury clothing e-retailer Moda Operandi to let customers use their Amazon logins to buy items online and in stores. Amazon isn't the only tech giant integrating a digital wallet into physical stores. Apple Pay and Google Pay are already … [Read more...] about Amazon Pay looks to gas stations, restaurants in digital wallet push, says report
Amazon is asking traditional brick-and-mortar stores to start accepting its mobile payments platform, Amazon Pay, anonymous sources told The Wall Street Journal. The company has its sights set on gas stations and restaurants as well as other stores that don’t directly compete with its extensive retail offerings. Amazon Pay, which has been around since 2007, has seen limited adoption. Currently, you can use Amazon Pay to shop online with “tens of thousands” of third-party merchants, including Dyson and bedding retailer Parachute, and make purchases in Amazon’s retail stores. You can also order products with Amazon Pay through Alexa-enabled devices. Amazon promises that shoppers will have no fees, and sellers will have minimal ones. The Journal didn’t report how customers would use Amazon Pay in stores, like whether it would be by tapping their phones or scanning a QR code. But Amazon has incorporated QR codes into its own retail stores, suggesting it might … [Read more...] about Amazon reportedly wants gas stations and restaurants to start using Amazon Pay