Apple introduces Cards for iOS

Apple introduces Cards for iOS
The Apple “Let’s talk iPhone” event is live now and among the new iOS goodies is the exciting Cards feature. What’s interesting about Cards is that it actually links your virtual life with reality in the form of greeting cards. Now, it not only lets you choose a card and customize it, but Apple will send it for you. That’s not all - you also get a notification on your phone whenever the snail mail card arrives at the destination you sent it to.

It’s really simple: "We'll print it out, put the address on it, and mail it. If you mail in the US, we can track it with the US Postal Service barcode, and we'll send you a push notification when it arrives."

Everything starts on your phone - you can choose between 21 preset designs. The rest remains Apple’s work: "You create the card on your iPhone, and we'll do the rest." The application will be available in just a week - on October 12th as a free update on the App Store.

source: Apple via ThisIsMyNext


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11 Comments

1. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

Snail Mail...?

2. really unregistered

reallyy??

4. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

wow this soo cool...i'm totally gonna switch to apple to use this feature holy crap i love this

5. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Are you kidding me? Nokia had this years ago on S60.

6. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Apples master plan all along...Take Over the Greeting Card Industry!!!!!!!!!

7. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

Every tech site I go to is slow as molasses.

10. evo-ninja

Posts: 31; Member since: May 23, 2011

it's hard to live blog at apple events, they have blockers

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

bahahahaha.. way to innovate apple! snail mail!! they invented it!! who was the guy that thought of this? grandpa simpson? who sends anything by snail mail anymore? oh wait.. thats right, according to taco's chart, the prime iphone user is 35+ non tech savy females. Maybe they still buy stamps and send checks in the mail.

11. rome1987

Posts: 8; Member since: May 26, 2011

they never claimed invention but i have to say people don't really send cards no more. Since Facebook took over even my grandma just write on my wall. I don't see myself using this ever on a side note love the camera and siri

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and now not only can apple track your every move and log it, they can read every piece of snail mail you send out. oh yea.. i see that being a GREAT idea... lol NOT. :)

12. warrenellis

Posts: 102; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

ah i see whats going on now.....

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