Physical Apple Card? Yes, it’s an elegant design but thanks to Apple Pay and Wallet, Apple Card– the physical card– will sit in my wallet, safely tucked into a bag and seldom see the light of day. Except for when I add an Apple Card skin to protect it from leather and denim.
Last Week, RFID
last week Apple posted a reminder on how to treat Apple Card:
Store your titanium Apple Card in a wallet, pocket, or bag made of soft materials.
Apple wants us to care for our Cards the way Steve Jobs would have wanted it; simply to avoid a heavenly “You’re storing it wrong!”
Typical Apple, right? Wait. There’s more. Much more. Apple:
Some fabrics, like leather and denim, might cause permanent discoloration that will not wash off.
The Twitterverse caught fire and headwinds blew the flames into the interwebs and everybody agreed Apple may have screwed up by issuing a card that shows wear and tear. Oh, the humanity!
Additional considerations came from my caffeine infested brain cells which figured out there might be some money in an Apple Card case to protect it from abuse.
Enter Apple Card case:
I’m thinking that if Apple can get $39 for 25-cents worth of silicone in the Silicone Case, they can get at least $19 for an Apple Card case that helps to keep it clean, helps it to avoid touching other credit cards, avoids the discoloration routine from leather and denim, and can even protect it from RFID scanners.
$19? Nope. $5.
Dbrand is a company that makes cases and screen protectors for smartphones and it didn’t take them long to figure out at 25-cents worth of anything can be translated into $5 for an Apple Card protective skin.
Let’s face it – it was inevitable that you’d get an Apple Card. The whole point of a credit card is to spend money you don’t have, and those Cupertino madmen have created an empire out of painting your reckless spending habits as a fashion statement. It’s a match made in heaven
You know where this is going, right? It’s going where I said it was going just last week.
I’m issuing my first ever I Told You So alert.
There’s just one problem – the clean aesthetic of the titanium card is tarnished if you look at it wrong, to say nothing of putting it in your wallet. Enter Apple Card skins.
That’s right. You can order a protective skin for Apple Card to protect it from the abuse your jeans or leather wallets may cause.
Case closed. Literally. $5. No RFID scanner protection, though.