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Amazon says ‘technical difficulty’ eliminated Apple Card as cost choice

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Some Amazon customers found on Friday that saved Apple Card numbers had been faraway from their Amazon accounts. CNBC confirmed with two separate Amazon accounts that an Apple Card used to make a purchase order on Thursday had been eliminated as a cost choice on Friday.

Amazon stated it has not deliberately eliminated Apple Card as a cost choice and blamed the issue on a bug.

“We are aware of this technical issue and are actively working to resolve it as soon as possible,” an Amazon spokesperson stated in a press release.

Apple Card was launched final 12 months as a part of a partnership between Goldman Sachs, which capabilities because the financial institution and lender for the cardboard, and the iPhone maker, which constructed software program for it within the Apple Wallet app and markets the bank card to its prospects.

Apple did not instantly reply to a request for remark.

While Apple Card is designed for use for contactless funds with an iPhone or on-line purchases although the Apple Pay system, it’s a Mastercard with a bank card quantity which can be utilized like some other bank card.

That’s how Apple Card holders pays for purchases on Amazon with their Apple Card. Amazon doesn’t settle for Apple Pay, Apple’s cost service.

Last 12 months, Bloomberg reported that card networks have designated the Apple Card as “elite,” which signifies that it collects increased interchange charges per buy. Those charges are paid by the retailers, who typically really feel they haven’t any alternative however to pay increased charges for “elite” playing cards. Mastercard has an association the place shops cannot flip down elite playing cards with increased charges whereas taking different Mastercards with decrease charges, Bloomberg reported.

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