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posted by Fnord666 on Tuesday August 27 2019, @04:11AM   Printer-friendly
from the you're-$var-it-wrong dept.

"Some fabrics, like leather and denim, might cause permanent discoloration that will not wash off," Apple warns card owners.

[...] The BBC rounded up a number of Tweets from early adopters confirming that the physical card might look nice when you get it, but probably not for long after. "I can say from two months of having the card in my leather wallet, it no longer looks pretty," one owner wrote.

The damage is cosmetic only; the card will still work at a point of sale if you dare to keep it in your wallet. If you would like to keep it looking new, however, Apple recommends wiping it gently with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol using a soft microfiber cloth.

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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by rob_on_earth on Tuesday August 27 2019, @07:55AM (3 children)

    by rob_on_earth (5485) on Tuesday August 27 2019, @07:55AM (#885988) Homepage

    I needed a credit card back in the early 2000's. The interest rate was pretty much the same for everyone, but Capital One let you choose from a selection of designs for the card.

    This is the only reason I choose them above anyone else. Got a cool Chinese dragon on a red and gold background. and got great reactions to the card almost every time I paid.

    When the card came up for renewal there was no neat design options, just the boring corporate logs. Customer service was particularly unsympathetic, obviously the up take on the unique card designs was not a big seller.

    and, of course, I still have that account, because, it's just easier than changing.

    I am sure I heard about another company allowing you to upload your own photos, but it never got out of the beta phase.

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by kazzie on Tuesday August 27 2019, @08:17AM

    by kazzie (5309) on Tuesday August 27 2019, @08:17AM (#885992)

    At least one UK bank (Barclays?) had a TV advert drive about how you could uplaod a photo (e.g. of your loved ones) and have that as the front design of your bank / credit card. This would have been around a decade ago.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by acid andy on Tuesday August 27 2019, @05:45PM (1 child)

    by acid andy (1683) on Tuesday August 27 2019, @05:45PM (#886251) Homepage Journal

    IMHO all the different pretty picture branded credit cards were a key part of the credit bubble leading to the 2008 crash. They wanted everyone and their dog to have a credit card, even if they didn't really understand what it was. Ooh look, pretty!

    If a cat has kittens, does a rat have rittens, a bat bittens and a mat mittens?
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 29 2019, @03:31AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 29 2019, @03:31AM (#887157)

      Key part? BS.

      Just AIG's 180 billion bailout alone was more than double the credit card losses: []

      A lot of the losses were due to bankers etc playing "pass the parcel" with crap loans and mortgages wrapped with nice names like "High-Grade Structured-Credit Strategies Funds". Each time they passed the parcel they'd profit from it (fees, etc).

      Then eventually the music stopped...