Apple Card Deferred Payment Program Extended Through August

Apple has again extended its Apple Card COVID-19 Customer Assistance Program by a month, which will allow cardholders who apply for aid to defer their August payments without incurring interest charges.

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Enrolling in the program can be done by opening up the Wallet app on the iPhone or iPad, tapping on ‌Apple Card‌, tapping on the black circle with three dots, tapping on the message bubble, and then sending a message that states "I want to enroll in the Customer Assistance Program."

Confirmation of enrollment is sent to the email address associated with an Apple ID. ‌Apple Card‌ purchases will need to be paid off in the future, but the balance does not accrue interest when participating in the program.

Apple has been offering the ‌Apple Card‌ COVID-19 Customer Assistance Program since March, and has extended it each month as the coronavirus continues to impact ‌Apple Card‌ customers.

Apple sends emails about the Customer Assistance Program when sending monthly statement balances. A support document with more details has been updated with the August extension.

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dannyyankou Avatar
50 months ago

Buying overpriced branded consumer products on credit is not a formula for improving your society. Quite the opposite.
You’re a big Dave Ramsey fan I’m guessing?

There’s nothing wrong with credit cards if you don’t spend more than you have and you pay off everything on time. Build credit, get cash back
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ThatGuyInLa Avatar
50 months ago
I completely replaced all my cash spending, bills, with this card. Pay it off each month (not that big a deal since it's cash I would have spent anyways). Which means I get a nice monthly [daily] cash back that I use to pay for cloud services. It's awesome. Love the app!
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Apple_Robert Avatar
50 months ago

Buying overpriced branded consumer products on credit is not a formula for improving your society. Quite the opposite.
For many of us, buying an iPhone, iPad, or Mac etc. is not about improving society as it is about improving our personal and professional life in many different ways. Not everything has to be about society all the time.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
50 months ago
Another nice move by Apple.
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mariusignorello Avatar
50 months ago

For many of us, buying an iPhone, iPad, or Mac etc. is not about improving society as it is about improving our personal and professional life in many different ways. Not everything has to be about society all the time.
Gotta love when people tell you how to live your life and spend your money. Common theme on these forums it seems.

That being said, don’t get yourself into a debt trap. Have a plan before you purchase and if credit is the way you want to do it, so be it. Just have a plan to pay for what you buy.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Harmonious Zen Avatar
50 months ago
Very happy with my Apple Card. Don't need these deferred payments, but love the interface. I've switched most of my activity from my Chase Sapphire card.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)