ICYMI: Apple Unveils New Color for iPhone 12, Apple Card Family and Podcasts Updates

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Apple held its Spring Loaded event today and used the occasion to unveil a new iPad Pro, new colorful lineup of iMac all-in-one computers and a new Apple TV 4K to its lineup.

Those products may have stolen the show, but they were not the only announcements that Apple made today.

The company also unveiled a handful of smaller, but still significant changes to its Apple Card program, its iPhone 12 lineup and its Podcast app.

Apple Card Family

Apple today made changes to its Apple Card credit card program. The expansion allows spouses to maintain their own credit lines while still sharing an account.

Under this new arrangement, both co-owners can build credit together. Previously, only one person attached the card to their credit and reaped the benefits of maintaining the account.

The Apple Card Family plan lets parents share their Apple Card with children above 13 years old. With iCloud Family Sharing, up to five people can share a single Apple Card account. Owners also can set spending limits and monitor purchases among members.

These new Apple Card features will debut in May via an iOS update.

Refreshed Podcasts App

Apple’s Podcasts app will receive a much-needed update that’ll bring new features and a refreshed user interface.

The most significant addition is a new subscription option. The subscription option “enables you to unlock new content as well as additional benefits like ad-free listening, early access, and much more — so now you can help your favorite podcasters build their business and fuel their creativity,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Apple’s podcast subscriptions will be available in May in 170 regions worldwide.

Apple also modernized the app’s interface with a new image-heavy design that makes it easier to find existing subscriptions and fresh content.

Purple iPhone 12

Apple also refreshed the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini adding some spring flair to its smartphone lineup. Prospective iPhone 12 owners soon will be able to select purple as one of the color choices.

The new purple finish will be available for both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.

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