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Apple's newest app, Cards, was announced last week during the iPhone 4S keynote, and finally went live today.

Cards is an iOS version of the greeting card-maker built-in to iPhoto, but with a twist -- instead of printing and shipping cards to the user, who then has to buy stamps, address and mail the cards -- Apple takes care of printing, mailing, and postage and sends the card directly to the recipient, with a push notification going to the senders iPhone upon delivery.

The new Cards app from Apple lets you create and mail beautifully crafted cards personalized with your own text and photos — right from your iPhone or iPod touch. Take a quick snapshot and with a few taps and swipes, an elegant letterpress card is on its way to any address in the world. Each card is just $2.99 when sent within the U.S. and $4.99 when sent to or from anywhere else. And that includes postage.

The Cards app is free on the App Store for iPhone. [App Store]

Top Rated Comments

NameUndecided Avatar
131 months ago
Take that, store-bought, empty-gesture, lamely-written, $6 greeting cards!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Defender2010 Avatar
131 months ago
It is not a universal app... :(
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anybodyreally Avatar
119 months ago
Let's hope they arrive quicker than your reply.

I dont hang out and live here like you have for the past 3 years. Having had some direct experience with this, I was trying to give someone possibly useful advice that might show up in a future search instead of your UK sarcasm.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bigrash Avatar
131 months ago
There are already at least two companies who offer the same service for much less: Touchnote ($1.49 anywhere in the world) and Postagram ($0.99)
The apps are of course free (iPhone and Android).

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think touchnote and postagram only sends postcards. Apple Cards app sends an actual folded card in an envelope.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lazyrighteye Avatar
131 months ago
And another sweet launch by Apple!! There servers will be toast after today ;)

And just wait until this eve when most working Americans get home to update their Macs, iDevices and Apple TVs. Ohman...

I can't recall Apple releasing more in one day than today.
Fun day for the consumer. :D
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kirky29 Avatar
131 months ago
Certainly going to be an app I use a fair bit.
Just making the first card for my G'dads Birthday next week :)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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