Payment & Pricing
Read about the variety of payment options you can choose from when you purchase from apple.com, and learn how the tax on your order is calculated. Also, get more information about special pricing, offers, promotions, and other great deals with limited time availability.
The Apple Online Store accepts a variety of payment methods. Click on a payment method below to find out more.
Some customers may qualify for other forms of payment. Please call 1-800-MY-APPLE and speak to an Apple Specialist for more information.
Note: Some payment types are ineligible for orders that ship to multiple addresses. If you are using an ineligible payment type for an order shipping to multiple addresses, you will either need to change the payment method, or ship your order to a single address.
You can also combine payment methods to pay for your purchase. Choose from the following combinations:
- Apple Gift Card(s) - up to eight
- Apple Gift Card(s) - up to eight + one credit card
- Apple Gift Card(s) - up to eight + Apple Account Balance
- Apple Gift Card(s) - up to eight + Apple Account Balance + one credit card
- Apple Account Balance + one credit card
Apple Gift Cards and Apple Account Balance cannot be used with Apple Pay or split credit card payments. Please note that you can use the value from all types and generations of Apple gift cards. For more details, see:
During checkout, if you are paying with a gift card issued by a credit card company, you can combine it with one credit card.
Credit Cards or Debit Cards
Troubleshooting credit card & debit card payment errors
- If your card is new or recently reissued, make sure it has been activated.
- Remove dashes or spaces from the account number.
- If everything seems to be correct, call the card issuer's customer service telephone number on the back of your card. Your credit card company may need to speak with you before they authorize your purchase.
To prevent any unnecessary delays processing your order, please ensure that the billing address on your order matches the information on your credit card account. If you have recently moved or are unsure whether you receive your credit card statement at your work or home address, please contact your card-issuing bank using the telephone number on the back of your credit card to confirm.
The card security code is a unique three or four digit number printed on the front (American Express) or back (MasterCard/Visa) of your card, in addition to the account number.
MasterCard and Visa:
When Apple charges your account
Apple receives authorization to charge your account prior to shipping your item(s). However, your card will only be charged after your order has shipped. If your order contains multiple items and they ship at different times, you may see multiple charges on your credit card statement.
My credit card was declined, can I re-authorize it?
If your order was not authorized online, please confirm you have correctly entered your credit card details and place your order again. If you still have difficulties please contact your credit card company to make them aware of your order.
If you have already received an order number but were informed by Apple that your card was declined, to prevent further delay of your order, please:
1. Contact your card provider to advise them that you have placed an order with Apple so that the payment can be processed.
2. Visit Order Status to verify your payment or to make changes to your payment information. Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for the status to update. If you placed your order without an Apple ID and wish to make changes to your payment information, please contact the Apple Store Customer Service team for assistance.
Credit cards accepted
- American Express
In Canada, we accept:
If you are paying for your order with an international Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit card, please note that the purchase price may fluctuate with exchange rates. In addition, your bank or credit card issuer may also charge you foreign conversion charges and fees, which may also increase the overall cost of your purchase. Please contact your bank or credit card issuer regarding these fees.
Debit Cards accepted
- Visa Debit Card
- MasterCard Debit Card
In Canada, we accept:
Apple Gift Cards
The Apple Gift Card was introduced in 2020 and is now the gift card to use when purchasing products, accessories, apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, iCloud and more from Apple. Apple Gift Cards can be used in the Apple Store, the Apple Store app, apple.com, the App Store, iTunes, Apple Music, Apple TV, Apple Books and other Apple properties.
You can use Apple Gift Cards to pay for products, subscriptions and services from Apple online. Or spend Apple Gift Cards at the Apple Store or by calling 1‑800‑MY‑APPLE. You cannot pay for an Apple Gift Card with an Apple Gift Card or Apple Account Balance. Apple Gift Cards can be used only in the country or region in which they were purchased.
You can use up to eight Apple Gift Cards at a time when you purchase online from Apple or if you’re placing an order by calling 1‑800‑MY‑APPLE. You can use your gift card(s) with one credit card and your Apple Account Balance to pay for your purchase.
Any value on an App Store & iTunes Gift Card or Apple Store Gift Card in your possession is valid.
To redeem any Apple Gift Card or App Store & iTunes Gift Card into your Apple Account Balance, simply enter or scan the PIN. We send electronic Apple Gift Cards to the card recipient via email. Using this email, the recipient can easily redeem the card’s value to their Apple Account Balance for online purchases or use the PIN at an Apple Store, at apple.com or in the Apple Store app.
For physical Apple Gift Cards, the PIN can be found on the gift card insert. On previous-generation Apple gift cards, reveal the PIN by peeling or scratching off the covered area on the back of the card. For electronic gift cards, the PIN can be found in the email. Please keep the card in your possession until the order has been processed and delivered. Apple Gift Cards and Apple Account Balance are subject to applicable terms and conditions. Learn more
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How to Use Apple Gift Cards
Apple Gift Cards can be used to pay for products and accessories as well as apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, iCloud storage and more. Apple Gift Cards can be used on apple.com, in the Apple Store app, by phone or in person at the Apple Store. You can also redeem Apple Gift Cards into your Apple Account Balance to buy products, apps, content and services online from Apple. Apple Gift Cards can be used only in the country or region where they were purchased.
In an Apple Store, simply present the physical card or email to the cashier at time of payment. If you are using your Apple Gift Card over the phone at 1‑800‑MY‑APPLE, you’ll need to provide the PIN (located on the back of the card insert or in the gift card email). Remember to keep the card in your possession until your item(s) have been delivered.
You can use up to eight Apple Gift Cards at apple.com or when placing an order over the phone at 1‑800‑MY‑APPLE. You can use up to eight Apple Gift Cards for one transaction when you purchase at an Apple Store. You can use your Apple Gift Card(s) with one credit card as well as with your Apple Account Balance to pay for your purchase. Apple Gift Cards cannot be used to purchase another Apple Gift Card.
Checking Your Apple Gift Card Balance
You can check your gift card balance online by entering the PIN from any Apple gift card. See the Apple Account Balance section for details on how to redeem your gift card into your Apple Account Balance for online shopping, apps, content and services.
How to Use Apple Store Gift Cards
The Apple Store Gift Card has been replaced with the Apple Gift Card. Of course, any value remaining on an Apple Store Gift Card in your possession is still valid. Apple Store Gift Cards can only be used to purchase products classified as finished goods — including iPhone, iPad, Mac, Watch, Apple TV, AirPods, HomePod and accessories like headphones, cases, cables, adaptors and much more. You can only purchase physical products with an Apple Store Gift Card on apple.com, in the Apple Store app and at the Apple Store.
Apple Store Gift Cards are not eligible to be redeemed into your Apple Account Balance and cannot be used to purchase content or services (e.g. music, movie, apps, iCloud).
How to Use Apple Gift Cards and App Store & iTunes Gift Cards
Both the Apple Gift Cards and App Store & iTunes Gift Cards (previous generation) can be redeemed into your Apple Account Balance. Additionally, you can apply your gift card by entering the PIN during the payment step in checkout at apple.com or in the Apple Store app, or when shopping via 1‑800‑MY‑APPLE. Apple Gift Cards can’t be used with Apple Pay or split credit card payments.
Lost or Stolen Cards
To report a lost or stolen Apple Gift Card (or any previous-generation Apple gift card), please contact Apple at any Apple Store location or by telephone at 1‑800‑MY‑APPLE . Replacement cards will be issued after Apple verifies that the lost or stolen card has not been redeemed and you present your original purchase receipt. Apple is not responsible for lost or stolen gift cards.
Apple Account Balance
Redeem Apple Gift Cards or add money directly into your Apple Account Balance anytime. Then use the balance to pay for Apple products, accessories, apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, iCloud and more. You can check your Apple Account Balance online.
To use your Apple Account Balance to buy products on apple.com or in the Apple Store app, make sure you are signed in with your Apple ID. Then simply choose an amount to apply to your purchase during the payment step in checkout. You can use the funds from your Apple Account Balance in combination with one credit card and up to eight Apple Gift Cards. See Payment for details on using more than one payment method.
You can redeem Apple Gift Cards and App Store & iTunes Gift Cards into your Apple Account Balance on iTunes, Apple Music, Apple TV or the App Store. Visit any of these Apple apps or sites and tap your Apple ID account avatar or choose Account from the main menu. Select “Redeem Gift Card or Code” or “Redeem,” then scan or enter the gift card PIN. The funds will appear in your Apple Account Balance to use for shopping, listening, watching, playing, working and more.
Please note that your Apple ID Balance is now your Apple Account Balance.
To pay for your purchase using a Wire Transfer:
- Place your order with an Apple Store Specialist by phone at 1‑800‑MY‑APPLE.
- Obtain the final dollar total of your order including tax and any applicable shipping charges from the Apple Store Specialist.
- Have your bank electronically transfer the total dollar amount of your order using the routing information below.
- Reference your Web Order Number with your payment.
- Allow 1 business day for the processing of your wire transfer.
Routing information Canada
Apple Canada Inc.
- Beneficiary: Apple Canada Inc. c/o Bank of America N.A, Canada Branch
- Financial institute number : 241
- Branch transmit number: 56792
- Account #: 46352240
- SWIFT CODE: BOFACATT
c/o Bank of America N.A, Canada Branch
200 Front Street West, Ste. 2600
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3L2
If you have any questions about your wire transfer, you can call 1-866-222-3456.
In accordance with local law, your Apple Online Store purchases will be taxed using the applicable tax rate(s) for your shipping address. If the tax rate changes before your purchase is shipped, the rate in effect at the time your order ships will apply.
Based on your shipping address, you may see a combination of these types of taxes on your order:
- PST/QST - Provincial Sales Tax and Quebec Sales Tax
- GST - Goods and Services Tax
- HST - Harmonized Sales Tax (GST + PST)
To place an order on behalf of a tax-exempt organization or individual, please call an Apple Store Specialist at 1‑800‑MY‑APPLE. You will need to provide proof of tax-exempt status for the address where the product is being shipped. The organization or individual name on the order must exactly match the tax-exempt certificate.
Apple offers special pricing to students, teachers, administrators, and staff members. We also offer special pricing for home-schooling programs, pre-kindergarten, and purchases made on behalf of students.
If you live in Canada, visit the Canada Apple Store for Education to place your order for reduced prices on the full range of Mac computers, plus select third-party products. Please note that only orders placed on your country’s Apple Online Store for Education site are eligible for the special education pricing.
Promotions, Rebates, and Coupons
Visit the Product Promotions (Opens in a new window) homepage for a list of limited-time offers. You can also view the Product Promotions FAQ (Opens in a new window) to learn more about how to qualify for an Apple rebate, how to obtain a rebate check, where to mail required documents, and any Terms and Conditions for each promotion.
Promotional pricing is usually applied either at the time of your online purchase, or as a rebate after you receive your product. Rebates may also be available as a special offer from leading Macintosh software and accessory manufacturers, as well as from Apple directly.
To determine eligibility and how to qualify:
- Visit the Product Promotions (Opens in a new window) homepage.
- Click the "Learn More" button for the promotion that interests you.
- Click the "Terms and Conditions Apply" link.
Submit a rebate
- Visit Apple's submission form homepage and click the "Learn More" button under the promotion you're interested in. (Opens in a new window)
- Click the Mail-In Rebate link on the right side of the page, and the form will begin downloading.
- Mail the following items to the address on the form by the due date indicated:
- Printed and completed Apple Rebate Form
- Original UPC labels for all qualifying products
- All Shipment Notifications or Item Invoices from the eligible order - visit the Viewing & Changing Orders section of online Help to find out how to print an invoice of your order.
Check the status of a rebate
Once you have submitted the requested proof of purchase documents for your rebate, you can check your rebate status (Opens in a new window) online. You’ll need the following pieces of information, which must be entered exactly as it appears on your submission form:
- Offer Number
- Phone Number
- Postal Code
- Approximate date your submission was mailed