Never doubt that Apple is the master of packaging. My replacement credit card came in the mail today in this unnecessarily beautiful wrapper.

A slightly off-white heavy stock envelope with rounded corners and an embossed Apple logo.

The envelope itself has an NFC chip. You touch your phone to it to activate the card inside.

A rainbow-colored cardboard sleeve with a titanium credit card nestled inside a perfectly-sized cutout.

For Science™ I read the NFC with my Flipper Zero. It didn’t seem to contain any personal information. My guess is it’s a code that the phone interprets as “open the Wallet app and activate that credit card we told you was on the way”.