Technology Apple reportedly has plans to enable zero-interest installment plans for iPad, Mac
Apple Card installment plan coming soon for AirPods, iPads, Macs, says report
Apple will reportedly introduce an interest-free payment plan "in the coming weeks." The company already offers an Apple Card installment plan for the iPhone.Apple plans to introduce the new Apple Card service "in the coming weeks," Bloomberg reported Saturday, citing anonymous sources. Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Apple is reportedly set to allow Apple Card users to purchase some of the company's most popular products via zero-interest, monthly installment plans.
The Cupertino, California, tech giant will launch the service in the coming weeks, according to, which cited people familiar with the rollout. The move will allow customers to buy iPads, Macs and AirPods via Apple's branded credit card, and they'll have months to pay off the merchandise.
The Wallet app on iPhones will be ground zero for managing the monthly payments, according to Bloomberg. Apple doesn't comment on product release rumors ahead of launch dates.
Apple Music launches on the web
Available in a beta version since September, the Apple Music streaming platform has finally launched on the web. Well after Spotify and Deezer, the new interface will enable Apple Music subscribers to listen to the service's catalogue using their favorite browser, and without recourse to a dedicated app. A most welcome development in the current period of lockdown. The new interface will be largely familiar to anyone who already used Apple Music via macOS or a mobile device. Subscribers will find that their playlists and Apple recommendations are accessible along with the service's extensive catalogue of 60 million ad-free songs.
In 2019, the smartphone maker kicked off a similar program for iPhones, enabling customers to make payments for 24 months at no interest.
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The bolstered program would allow users to pay for additional products like laptops, keyboards and monitors over 12 months, Bloomberg reports. Customers would have six months to pay off products like AirPods and HomePods, the report said.
Apple launched its credit card, a Mastercard, in 2019 through a partnership with issuer Goldman Sachs. The credit card offers unlimited cash back on purchases. Users get 3% cash back on items they buy from the company at the Apple Store as well as in the App Store, iTunes and on the company's website.
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