As traditionally, Tim cook decided to take a walk around to visit some developers who are part of the App Store ecosystem and Apple employees after all, talk to the CEO of Ma quite a stimulus for these people, and be a great PR for the company.
This time Cook's trip went to Germany, where he spoke with Karim Morsy (developer Algoriddim, creator of the djay app), one of the teams responsible for improving the performance of the iPhones' batteries and Blinkist staff.
Cook took advantage of the fact that he was on German soil more specifically in the Bavarian region at a special time of the year, and stopped by a very interesting event:
Apple Card Expansion
German vehicles did not miss the CEO presence of one of the technology companies' most prominent companies and, of course, tried to interview the executive. Talking to the Bild, Cook talked a little about the Apple card, the company's credit card in partnership with the US bank Goldman Sachs.
For now, the card is only available in the United States, but of course Apple has a strong interest in expanding it to other locations and Cook tried to make that clear in the interview by stating that this is in Ma's plans and that Germany is a likely target for a future release.
"We want to offer the cards everywhere," he told the German newspaper. "The idea of making the Apple Card as ubiquitous as the iPhone." However, he made a point of stressing the many difficulties involved in launching a credit card, with each country having different bank-related rules and regulations.
It's in Brazil?
To get started in Brazil, for example, Apple needs a partner (like Goldman Sachs in the US). And since the US bank does not operate in Brazil, at least not as a financial company capable of issuing credit cards, the company would have to partner with some other institution.
Well, maybe there is already some talk between Ma and a bank that had, for a while, exclusivity on Apple Pay who knows. 🤷🏼♂️
via MacRumors, AppleInsider
Update 10/01/2019 s 09:57
O tour from the CEO on to!