Apple Card and rejecting arbitration

Getting an Apple Card? If so, be aware that you can opt out of the arbitration clause.

To do so:

  • Launch the Wallet app
  • Tap your Apple Card
  • On the Apple Card page, tap the (…) menu (upper right)
  • Tap the Message button
  • Type “I want to reject arbitration”

Here’s a look at the entire process, in a single tweet. Simple.

As to why you’d want to reject arbitration, consider this explainer from the Economic Policy Institute (via Nick Heer). One way it was explained to me: Arbitration is an end run around class action suits. Good for corporations, bad for consumers.

Anyone know of an upside to keeping the arbitration clause, a reason not to reject it?