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.

Payment

Payment methods

Apple accepts a variety of payment methods online. See payment method below to find out more:

Note: Business lease, wire transfers, and money orders are ineligible payment methods for pickup items.

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.

Some customers may qualify for other forms of payment. Please call 1-800-MY-APPlE and speak to an Apple Specialist for more information.

Using more than one payment method

You can also combine payment methods to pay for your purchase. Choose from the following combinations of credit cards and gift cards:

  • Credit card(s) - up to two
  • 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, PayPal, 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 800 number on the back of your card. Your credit card company may need to speak with you before they authorize your purchase.

Account verification

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 800 number on the back of your credit card to confirm.

Security codes

The card security code is a unique three or four digit number printed on the front (American Express) or back (Discover/MasterCard/Visa/) of your card, in addition to the account number.

American Express:

Discover/MasterCard/Visa:

Daily spending limits for Debit Cards

Most debit and check cards have daily spending limits that may substantially delay the processing of an order, even if there is enough money in an account. When using a debit card, funds are immediately reserved in your bank account at the time you place your order. Please consult your card-issuing bank for information about your daily spending limits if you are having trouble placing your order.

When Apple charges your account

When you place an order, Apple will contact your credit or debit card's issuing bank to confirm it is a valid account. Apple requests an authorization, which holds the funds for the full or partial purchase amount. As Apple prepares your items, authorized funds will be unavailable and may display as "pending" on your credit or debit card's online statement.

If you are shipping an item, your card will only be charged after the item has shipped. For pickup items, you will be billed before your item is ready for pick up. If your order contains multiple items, you may see multiple charges on your credit or debit card statement.

If you cancel your order before your items are billed, any authorizations placed on your credit card account can take up to 30 days to expire and any authorizations placed on your debit card account can take up to 10 days to expire. Contact your financial institution for their specific timeframes.

Credit cards accepted

In the U.S., we accept:

  • American Express
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • UnionPay
  • Visa

If you are paying for your order with an international Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or UnionPay 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.

Any gift card issued by a credit card company can be used as a method of payment on the Apple Online Store. During checkout, if you are paying with a gift card issued by a credit card company, you can combine it with one credit card.

PayPal

When you place an order with PayPal you will be redirected to the PayPal website. There you will then need to login with your PayPal username and password.

If your order consists of multiple deliveries, your PayPal account will be charged separately for each shipment.

Apple Gift Cards

The Apple Gift Card was introduced in 2020 and is now the gift card to use in 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 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, on apple.com, and 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.

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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 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 on 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, PayPal, 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.

Tax

Tax rate

In accordance with state and local law, your online purchases from Apple will be taxed using the applicable sales tax or seller's use tax rate for your shipping address, or the Apple Store address where the item is picked up.

The tax listed during checkout is only an estimate. In California and Rhode Island, sales tax is collected on the unbundled price of the iPhone.

Your invoice will reflect the final total tax, which includes state and local taxes, as well as any applicable rebates or fees.

Tax-exempt orders

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 state tax-exempt status for the state where the product is being shipped. The organization or individual name on the order must exactly match the state tax-exempt certificate. Federal tax exemption certificates are not applicable.

Note, for corporate tax-exempt purchases, only corporate-issued credit cards for the applicable tax-exempt organization will be accepted as a method of payment (i.e., no cash, personal check, or personal credit cards will be accepted).

Education Pricing

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 the U.S., visit the U.S. 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 Education site are eligible for the special education pricing.

U.S. Government Pricing

Apple offers special pricing to local, state, and federal government employees and agencies. Visit our online Apple Government Stores (Opens in a new window) to view reduced prices. Please note that only orders placed on our online Apple Government Stores (Opens in a new window) are eligible for the government pricing.

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Federal Employee Store

Apple's Federal Government Employee Purchase Program (Opens in a new window) offers special pricing for the following U.S. Federal Government employees who want to purchase Apple products for personal use:

  • Current and retired
  • Contractors
  • Family members

Current, former, retired members, and family members of the following government entities are eligible:

  • U.S. Military
  • National Guard
  • Reserve

State and Local Government Employees

Apple's State and Local Government Employee Purchase Program (Opens in a new window) offers special pricing for employees of State and Local Government Agencies who want to purchase Apple products for personal use.

Shop for your agency

GSA Schedule and Federal Contracts

Purchase Apple products on GSA schedules (Opens in a new window) or other government contracts.

Federal SmartPay Store

Use Apple's Federal SmartPay Store (Opens in a new window) to purchase Apple and third-party products using a federally issued SmartPay credit card.

State and Local Government Store

Use Apple's State and Local Government Store (Opens in a new window) to purchase Apple and third-party products using terms with Apple or via procurement card.

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, request an Apple rebate, 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.

Check Eligibility & Request a Rebate

To determine eligibility or to request an Apple rebate, visit the Product Promotions (Opens in a new window) homepage and view the Product Promotions FAQ(Opens in a new window).

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 some combination of the following pieces of information:

  1. Claim number
  2. Email address
  3. Daytime Phone

Be sure the information entered is exactly as submitted with your rebate claim.

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