The conditions of use that must be accepted in order to use AppleCard. They clearly specify the Jailbreak ban on our iPhone associated with said payment card.
Goldman SachsTim Cook's financial partner in the Apple Card project, has already published the agreement with the client so there are no doubts about it. In this agreement it is appreciated that it will not be a conventional credit card, since it comes with some exclusive Apple conditions.
As expected, in a matter as important and serious as payment with a device, Apple will be very blunt and will not allow an iPhone to be tampered with with which we can pay, introducing applications that have not passed through the control of the company. It is the known Jailbreak, an unofficial iOS, modified, in which we can install applications of dubious origin that for one reason or another are not in the Apple Store, therefore without control by the company, with the risk that this entails.
Something like this was to be expected, since historically Apple has never been too lenient in the use of the jailbreak. Any application that is available in the Apple Store has been programmed under very strict company regulations, which reviews each app and its updates so that this is fulfilled. It is the eternal complaint of Apple's detractors, its total control and lack of flexibility. It is also the advantage of its followers, the peace of mind that any application that you install is safe.
The registration process and approval for Apple Card will be done via the iOS Wallet app, with the agreement stating that the device used must be "eligible." This appears to apply in the card registration process, which means that the subscriber will need to stay with the iOS firmware. This means that the registration process will verify that the firmware of the iPhone is the original one. If it isn't, it just won't install. If you come up with the great idea of first installing Apple Card and then jailbreak, your access to the Apple Card may be denied at any time and without prior notice.
In the conditions of use, it also appears the prohibition to Apple Card subscribers to use the service to buy cash advances, that is, to buy lottery tickets, bets, chips in a casino, or even cryptocurrencies, such as BitCoin or Ethereum. This is nothing new. There are many countries in the world where this type of credit card purchases are prohibited.
At first Apple Card will be available at the end of August, as confirmed by Tim Cook.