Apple Card Outage Persists for Several Hours [Resolved]

If your Apple Card has not been working today, you are not alone. Apple's credit card has been suffering from a widespread outage that has persisted for several hours, according to Apple's system status page.

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"Users may not be able to manage their ‌Apple Card‌, make payments, and may not see recent transactions," the page reads.

Launched in the United States in August 2019, the ‌Apple Card‌'s key features include Wallet app integration with color-coded spending summaries, no fees, and up to three percent cashback on purchases, paid out daily. A physical, titanium ‌Apple Card‌ is also available for use at retail locations that do not accept contactless payments.

Update: Apple's system status page says the outage has been resolved.

Top Rated Comments

TMRJIJ Avatar
16 months ago
I initially misread the title as:
[HEADING=2]Apple Card Outrage Persists for Several Hours[/HEADING]
I need a good nap.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
longofest Avatar
16 months ago

It seems to be working now.
A few minutes ago I tried to purchase something with my apple card and wasn't able to. So maybe its a "your mileage may vary" kind of thing.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dohspc Avatar
16 months ago
Yes transactions I’ve made today aren’t showing up.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
longofest Avatar
16 months ago
grumble grumble grumble blockchain grumble grumble
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BC2009 Avatar
16 months ago

Does this happen with other cards, too? I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything like this on my credit cards. I don’t have the Apple one.
The card probably worked fine for making purchases though the article seems to imply that it did not. Apple’s quoted statement at the end says nothing about using the card for purchases. The problem was that you could not manage the card or view recent transactions. It would be the equivalent of logging into Citibank’s website and being told that the website was down for maintenance and to try again later.

NOTE: failure for purchases can be broken for any card when you swipe at the terminal and the terminal is unable to contact the bank to get an authorization. I’ve had that happen with all credit cards I’ve ever had. You typically have to use a different card and if that fails it usually means the problem is on the merchant’s end. Online retailers usually don’t show you this problem if they can’t authorize — they just try again before fulfilling the order.
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Sasparilla Avatar
16 months ago
Wonder if they were being DDOS'd? Good to see them get things back up.


Does this happen with other cards, too? I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything like this on my credit cards. I don’t have the Apple one.
The short answer is yes. Both Visa and MasterCard have been DDOS'd before, pretty much any big bank or corporation has as well, often multiple times. None of the companies like to talk about it.

More than you'll ever want to know:
https://www.f5.com/labs/articles/education/what-is-a-distributed-denial-of-service-attack-
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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