Last year, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook was asked whether Apple had plans to dip their toes in the proverbial crypto water. He had responded that they had no such plans for the foreseeable future. Lucky for crypto investors, this future has arrived sooner than we expected! The NFT craze has found a surprising and promising home in the evergreen tech titan. The crypto grapevine is abuzz with reports that the tech giant Apple is gearing up to introduce their first-ever series of NFT trading cards.
Cook had previously said in an interview that he recognized the potential of metaverse as an up-and-coming industry with endless possibilities. He is a cryptocurrency user himself and had hinted that they would be investing in positive consumer trends of the times. Currently, the signs are pointing that Apple’s consumer trail is now leading to the land of crypto. All eyes are trained on the developers conference taking place in the 2nd week of June where Apple will exhibit its newest gadgets and updates. Crypto lovers are hoping it will unleash the full details about Apple’s debut NFT venture.
How did everyone find out?
The matter originated when users in online forums accidentally discovered that hovering over the fan-favorite Memojis unearthed a virtual setup with intriguing characters hidden inside. These multihued figures visually emulated the NFT-esque form of tokens that seemed like they were ready to be collected. There were a total of nine such cards up for grabs. Soon, the news went viral on social media that Apple is finally releasing an NFT package.
A symbol of Apple’s future in NFT
At the 33rd iteration of the WWDC, these cards are speculated to soon become all the rage once launched. However, word on the crypto street has it that they will be released with only minimalistic features and not as a full-fledged NFT. They will house only a collectible function and not an actual exchange purpose. The rumor is also a sign that the public is interested and ready to invest in future NFT endeavours that Apple might be planning to undertake.