Before now, the company offered two different types of gift cards, so this should simplify things and give giftees more flexibility. The App Store & iTunes card let you buy digital items, such as those from the App Store, iTunes Store and Apple Books, as well as subscriptions like Apple Music or Apple TV+. The Apple Store card, meanwhile, is for products from Apple’s website or (surprisingly enough) the Apple Store. Unifying all of that into a single card makes a lot of sense.
The Apple Gift Card, which is on sale now at the company’s website, has a fresh look, with several different designs available based around the company’s logo. You can load between $25 and $2,000 (more than enough to cover the cost of a MacBook Pro) on a single card. You’ll have the choice of sending a physical or digital card to the recipient.
The card — which will be available through retailers including Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon in August — is only available in the US for now. But it’d be a surprise if the company opted not to roll out the Apple Gift Card to other countries too.