The iTunes Pass is dead. Long live the Apple Account Card! Yes, if 9to5Mac spotted, Apple rolled out the new feature to the Wallet app for the latest version of iOS — iOS 15.5 — and users will now see the new Apple Account Card option instead of the outdated iTunes Pass.
It should be noted that the Apple Account Card replaces iTunes Pass, but keeps the same functionality. It can be used to buy subscriptions, music, movies, apps and Apple products.
However, the Apple Account Card is more convenient to use than its predecessor. For example, the next time you’re at an Apple store, instead of showing a QR code for the retailer to scan, you can just use Apple Pay to complete your transaction. The Apple Account Card is also easier to set up than the iTunes Pass. Just press the “+” button in the Wallet app and then tap “Add Apple Account” to complete the setup. If you don’t see it there, it’s probably because you’ve run out of money on your Apple ID. To check your balance on your iPhone, open the App Store app and tap your profile picture at the top right. If you have money in your account, you will see the amount just below your name. If you don’t see anything, you don’t have a balance.
Frankly, it’s no surprise that Apple has decided to rename its iTunes Pass as Apple has moved away from the iTunes brand in recent years. Also in April, during the iOS 15.5 beta, rumors started surfacing that Apple could be working on replacing its iTunes Pass with the new Apple Pay card.