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Apple makes it easier continue spending Apple Cash online with iOS 17.4 beta allowing users to create a virtual card number.
Apple Cash, a prepaid debit card included with an Apple Card account, can usually be spent through Apple Pay like other credit and debit cards. For online stores that do not accept Apple Card, Apple offers a solution to the problem.
In Reddit posts spotted by 9to5Mac, the iOS 17.4 beta offers Apple Card customers a “Set Up Virtual Card Number” pop-up. The pop-up says it will “protect your card information with a new security code for every transaction.”
Users are also told that the card number will also be available in Safari AutoFill and that they will be able to “use it for online purchases where Apple Pay is not available.”
Once created, the Apple Cash Prepaid Card appears in Wallet just like an Apple Card, along with CVV2 and new number request options.
For now, the virtual card is available to Apple Card users who are also participating in beta testing. There is a chance that it will become more generally available after the official release of iOS 17.4, but it could also be delayed until a more official launch of the feature in the future.