Apple to add new ‘Family Group’ Apple Card sharing with iOS 14.5
Apple released its first developer beta of iOS 14.5 on Monday. The update will bring several new features, including the ability to unlock an iPhone with an Apple Watch while wearing a Face Mask, AirPlay 2 support for Apple Fitness+, Dual-SIM 5G support, and more.
Uncovered by 9to5Mac, the update will likely also bring the ability for users to share an Apple Card between friends and family, with beta code showing references to a feature, internally codenamed “Madison,” that would add Apple Card to iCloud Family Sharing, allowing users to set spending limits, track spending, and more for people in their “family group.”
It is understood that the main Apple Card account holder will be able to invite users to join their card, with all spending history available in the Wallet app. “Once this feature is available, Apple Card can be shared with family members who are 13 or older, and there will be dedicated options for parents to control their children’s spending,” reports Filipe Espósito of 9to5Mac.
Share your Apple Card with eligible friends and family in your family group. Build credit together, track spending, and receive Daily Cash. / Limit reached. [User] has spent more than [limit] this month.
The code suggests that family purchases will be eligible for Apple’s Daily Cash rewards.
Apple Card sharing hasn’t been included with today’s beta release, so it’s likely we’ll see this added later on in the testing period or possibly kept private until iOS 14.5 launches in the coming months.