Apple updated its Cards app for the iPhone today, adding several new card designs for Mother’s Day next month (celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the U.S. and several other countries). Version 1.1 of Cards also adds new card designs for other categories including birthdays and thank you and get well cards.
The check-out process has also been streamlined, making it quicker to purchase a card. In fact, it’s so quick now that your purchase is complete as soon as you enter your Apple ID and password, so you’d better be certain that the card you’ve selected is the one you want to purchase since there are no other confirmation checks after this step. Can you tell that I just ordered a card through the app by accident in checking out this update? Well, at least my husband will think I’m more thoughtful than I actually am in a few days.
Version 1.1 of Cards is available in the App Store now and is free to download. Cards cost $2.99 each mailed to addresses in the U.S. and $4.99 to other locations outside of the U.S. Though Cards is not optimized with an interface for the iPad, it is compatible with the tablet as well as the iPhone and iPod touch and requires iOS 5 or higher.