First look: Apple's Cards offers quality & convenience at a low price

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  • Reply 21 of 35
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by braytonak View Post


    IIt does make it impersonal, since you can't sign it. Then again, maybe you could hand-write what you want to say and take a picture of the writing. Then your hand-written message becomes one of the photos.



    Preview.app in Lion has that option to take a picture of your signature for what I assume is for editable PDFs. It wouldn't be too hard to use the camera on the iPhone to take an image of your signature to append at the end of your typed texted.
  • Reply 22 of 35
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,276member
    Come on Apple is telegraphing their hand with iCard.



    iCard for iPhone



    iPhoto for iPad with card/calendar/book support baked in.



    I don't think it could be any more clear.
  • Reply 23 of 35
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,179member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anykine23 View Post


    Is this manufactured in China?



    Yes, they obviously create the cards in China, then ship them across the world to the US.



    Wow...I mean, really? Use some common sense.
  • Reply 24 of 35
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post


    Yes, they obviously create the cards in China, then ship them across the world to the US.



    Wow...I mean, really? Use some common sense.



    Maybe he wants a card from China? I know when I travel my nieces and nephews enjoy getting cards from different parts of the world with unusual stamps they like to collect.



    It would be interesting to see what the postmark is on the cards - where they are sent from.



    But who am I kidding - the "manufactured in China" means either he is just a toady little troll. or probably an Android user who is mad no one ever sends him a card.
  • Reply 25 of 35
    Apple's Cards business is not entirely new, as the company has been in the printing business for some time with iPhoto.



    Aperture also offers the service and is way more advanced in the book layout if I recall?
  • Reply 26 of 35
    does anyone know when this will be available internationally? not available on the portuguese itunes store yet.
  • Reply 27 of 35
    imacfpimacfp Posts: 750member
    It is a cool app but I do wish they would allow you to pay with iTunes gift cards. That's how I buy everything. I don't have a CC on file.
  • Reply 28 of 35
    This looks like a nice feature but for sending postcards I've used the Simply Postcards app on several vacations and love it. If you buy 30 credits each postcard sent in only $1.00.



    But for occasions that require cards I plan to use Apple's Cards.
  • Reply 29 of 35
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Robin Huber View Post


    Dying to know what the "for your divorce . . ." card with the cat on the front says on the inside.



    Perhaps: ". . . a little new pussy for you."



    Winner!
  • Reply 30 of 35
    I was all set to use this last week and send a card to a sick friend....



    No "Get Well" cards?



    Maybe in version 1.1



    And there already is an iOS app called cards, now there are two.
  • Reply 31 of 35
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bbbobbb View Post


    I was all set to use this last week and send a card to a sick friend....



    No "Get Well" cards?



    Maybe in version 1.1



    And there already is an iOS app called cards, now there are two.



    Try a Thank You card...



    Outside: Thank You, <name>

    Inside: Thank you for not coming around me with whatever sick you have. See a week after you're all better.



    Your Friend,

    bbbobbb
  • Reply 32 of 35
    cash907cash907 Posts: 893member
    Sent myself a card to see how it worked and looked, and was pretty disappointed. Photos printed on cotton stock = bleh. I get that Apple wants to be all eco-friendly here, and not use high quality glossy stock, but it doesn't really matter if the resulting product looks like multicolored vomit that's been left out in the sun to fade.
  • Reply 33 of 35
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anykine23 View Post


    Is this manufactured in China?



    Robert Stephens, CTO of Best Buy (based in Minneapolis, MN), tweeted that the cards are printed at Maximum Graphics in Chaska, MN.
  • Reply 34 of 35
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by stickyd View Post


    This is a great way to send your own customized card



    But, irritatingly, no postcards ...



    Quote:

    at the same cost of a regular post card



    I've never paid anywhere near as much as £3.99 (US$6.40) for a card and stamp.



    Especially not a stamp with a cheesy heart shape on it.
  • Reply 35 of 35
    The envelope and card texture is excellent.

    The convenience and ease of use is wonderful.

    The photo printing is shit.



    I love it,

    I'll use it,

    But the photo print quality is a major disaapointment.
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