Here’s what a bare naked titanium Apple Card looks like, and how to make your own

A "naked" titanium Apple Card (image via
A “naked” titanium Apple Card (image via

Apple Card doesn’t have any numbers on it. Not even a CVV. So that’s one less thing to worry about when you hand over your card at a restaurant or store. And if you ever lose it, or screw it up while buffing off the white coating, you can freeze it and order a new one right in the Wallet app.

Ben Lovejoy for 9to5Mac:

Lukas told us how he did it.

Here’s my card, which I polished out the white on the front (using a watch polishing machine) to reveal the metal. Just wanted to differentiate it, and also was curious about the claim of titanium. Everything still works!

MacDailyNews Take: If you don’t have access to a watch polishing machine, a Dremel would likely do the trick (steer clear of the chip, though)!


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  2. It looks like the metal business cards I’ve been using for a decade. Funny thing about those business cards. They’re about a buck a piece. Or they were. When I give them to people, they insist on giving them back! They think the cards are too expensive. Some people take them. Rich people, but most people say “this is too nice. You keep this.” So I finally gave up and started using paper cards again. The cards I made hat metal holes to kinda look like MacPros. Might go back to them.

  3. I too was going to do this but, once had the card in hand, then decided that I really liked the flat white finish … it’s unbelieveably smooth and elegant. Since one’s name is printed on top of the white surface, removing that coating then, of course, removes the name. The name seems to be placed on an invisible line that touches the bottom of the chip on the front. This places the name 5mm above the top of the data strip located on the back bottom of the card so that the name will not be damaged if the card has to be swiped in older readers. I like that the name is printed in upper and lower cases without the periods after the middle initial and suffix. The golden Apple, Goldman Sachs, and Mastercard logos seem to be embossed deeply into the white surfaces (but the white coating may actually be precision applied to reveal a gold foil layer attached to the titanium). I will not be giving this card any special handling to protect the surfaces … it will just have to endure “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.”

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