Apple Card users warned to avoid leather and denim contact, reinventing wallets next?

Apple proves once again that Steve Jobs is dead with another missed product detail. This time Apple Card is the offender.

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Apple Card just launched with partners Mastercard and Goldman Sachs. Users can now incorporate their payments deeper into the Apple ecosystem, and they even get a nifty new physical credit card. Funny thing happened on the way to reinventing the credit card. Apple is instructing Apple Card users to avoid contact with leather and denim. Maybe users will think different and join these new anti-jean and anti-wallet movements?

Reinventing stuff can be difficult. Apple Card users are being told to avoid contact with leather and denim.
Reinventing stuff can be difficult. Apple Card users are being told to avoid contact with leather and denim.

I hate to be that guy, but I am totally going to be that guy right now. This wouldn't have slipped by Steve Jobs for one very obvious reason. That man was always wearing denim jeans everywhere. His own design aesthetic was so synonymous with denim jeans that an Italian denim company called Steve Jobs popped up shortly after his death when they realized that Apple never trademarked his name. Steve Jobs Inc. is still in business if you want to check out their Facebook page.

Steve Jobs Inc. probably would have noticed this Apple Card denim issue faster than Apple Inc.
Steve Jobs Inc. probably would have noticed this Apple Card denim issue faster than Apple Inc.

This isn't the first time that Tim Cook and the supposed product gurus in Cupertino missed a pretty glaring flaw in a device before launch. The Apple HomePod surprised many early adopters with white rings on wood surfaces when it launched at $350. It wasn't Apple Maps bad, as that application shipped in a pathetic condition in 2012 leading to the departure of Scott Forstall from the company. 

Apple Pay has been growing for years, and Apple Card makes sense as a product and a service, but a credit card that can't come in contact with a majority of wallets is stupid and shows a lack of attention to detail at the company. Putting aside that Apple has partnered with Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs, this oversight on the actual product side is dumb enough for me to pass on the product entirely. It won't be the first time, as I am still rocking UE Boom bluetooth speakers instead of the more expensive HomePod. I still think Apple should release a new Beats Pill, if they like money. 

Apple has provided some tips and tricks to maintaining the titanium Apple Card.
Apple has provided some tips and tricks to maintaining the titanium Apple Card.

Early reviews for Apple Card are pretty positive, and it seems that Goldman Sachs and Mastercard are offering credit to all sorts of folks with varying credit scores. This product isn't entirely bad, but it lacks the polish that I used to expect from an Apple product. This applies to many Apple services and even some apps now. Things are different at the company, and they are clearly struggling to keep investors happy with new services revenue as iPhone sales continue to weaken.

Apple is shifting away from products to focus on services in the face of slowing iPhone sales.
Apple is shifting away from products to focus on services in the face of slowing iPhone sales.

Apple has posted some tips on cleaning and safely storing your Apple Card. Perhaps Apple is setting themselves up for a iPhone 4 bumper moment, when they reinvent pants and wallets at a special event this fall? Keep it locked on Shacknews to find out. Please let us know what you think a pair of non-denim Apple Jeans would cost and if you would be interested in a physical Apple Wallet in the comments section of this article.

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      August 22, 2019 9:12 AM

      sounds like my federal ID

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      August 22, 2019 9:30 AM

      Manufactured outrage is all the rage.

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        August 22, 2019 9:33 AM

        Today we reinvent manufactured outrage. One more thing... Jeans!

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          August 22, 2019 10:10 AM

          But not just any outrage...

          (walks off stage, film starts)

          (Apple logo) OUTRAGE

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          August 22, 2019 10:21 AM

          hang on, thres a good bit here about steve jobs and his jeans. lets workshop

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      August 22, 2019 10:06 AM

      This is dumb, all cards will wear and discolor after they rub against your jeans or wallet for a long time. My debit card is basically illegible.

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      August 22, 2019 10:21 AM

      Titanium is easy to clean and super easy to anodize anyway, just need some water and current.

      I have a titanium wedding ring that was media blasted and anodized now it’s nice and smooth and back to its original blueish-steel color 8 years later.

      I expect to see some pretty terrible anodizing jobs from card holders along the lines of knives and computer cases with all the LEDs.

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      August 22, 2019 3:16 PM

      Sigh...wow. Outside of all the clickbait that this site puts out, on a regular basis, such as "Is X game coming to Nintendo Switch!?" with a sub-headline: "Find out if X game is coming to Nintendo Switch" this is more material that just does not need to clutter a page.

      Apple sucks and is falling apart after Steve because of jeans! ...really?

      I used to swing by this place because skimming the front page was awesome, it was easy to come by new info in gaming on any platform. I'm not sure what the purpose of SN is these days.

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        August 22, 2019 3:33 PM

        This is certainly worth your vitriol. Well done!

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        August 22, 2019 3:58 PM

        *SIGHHHHHHHHHH*

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        August 22, 2019 4:59 PM

        The purpose of Shacknews.com is to annoy you personally. Seems like success!

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          August 22, 2019 5:03 PM

          Seriously, beat part of any Apple story is the folks that float to the top when some fun is being had at apple expense.

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            August 22, 2019 5:10 PM

            I am not an Android guy at all, but I can't stand touchy iphone people

            it's a fucking phone or credit card, get over it

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              August 22, 2019 5:23 PM

              Personally, I love them.

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              August 22, 2019 7:51 PM

              my issue has nothing to do with apple or the card. i dont care about the card.

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                August 22, 2019 8:42 PM

                its all about ethics in games journalism, amirite?

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        August 22, 2019 5:02 PM

        If I was Asif I'd ban you for this dumbfuck comment

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        August 22, 2019 5:06 PM

        This article makes me luv Shacknews, A+ content.

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        August 22, 2019 5:17 PM

        See the little tiny x in the bottom of the post? Click it and move on.

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        August 22, 2019 5:18 PM

        If you ever speak negatively about shacknews again, I swear to god ; I will shit in my pants without standing up. And then I will actually stand up and run as fast as I can until I hit a wall, or a door face first and lie down in the shit. Watch what you say

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          August 22, 2019 5:20 PM

          I WILL SHIT IN MY HANDS AND CLAP

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          August 22, 2019 7:50 PM

          apparently. and if one is to provide criticism in an apple post, they must have their head shoved up apple's ass.

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          August 23, 2019 1:23 AM

          This is my favorite post I've read these past 30 seconds.

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        August 22, 2019 5:21 PM

        You heard it here first briefcase man, don't be talking shit about apple products!

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        August 23, 2019 2:18 AM

        Fuckin LOL at jorell agreeing with this.

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      August 22, 2019 3:58 PM

      the inside of jean pockets are not denim fyi

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        August 22, 2019 4:55 PM

        Back pockets are, so is the little one , so 3 of 5 are?

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      August 22, 2019 5:09 PM

      Funny article but also points out what left Apple has seem to have strayed from once Jobs passed. Plus Jony Ive jumping ship has to hurt.

      It's just medicore design expected from some of the brighest minds on the planet that's disappointing. I'm not on board with Goldman Sachs backing it, either.

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      August 22, 2019 8:03 PM

      It's a fucking credit card. Who gives a shit? No one in the history of ever has cared about the wear markings on their credit card until Apple made one.

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        August 22, 2019 8:08 PM

        The absurdity here is that this brave and magical card apparently gets marked up real easily AND that they have to explain their user base that they need to change their old way of storing a credit card if it offends them.

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          August 22, 2019 8:17 PM

          ^^^ exactly. yea we know regular plastic cards also wear down. presumably these apple cards wear down and discolor much faster? kind of laughable i didnt read the article

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            August 22, 2019 9:18 PM

            the only laughable thing here really is that people are putting some sort of status symbol on getting 15k of credit backed by GS. it's not like this is an amex black card. it's just another credit card with worse cash back benefits and an apple logo

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      August 22, 2019 8:15 PM

      what the fuck... haha

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      August 22, 2019 8:31 PM

      how dirty are your credit cards? everyone post pics in this subthread

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        August 22, 2019 8:31 PM

        wait, no, SM me the pics

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        August 23, 2019 1:21 AM

        The card doesn’t have any numbers on it, so... okay?

        But mine doesn’t arrive until tomorrow.

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