Apple has unveiled a new iOS app called Cards. It will let users design a greeting card on their iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. But the crazy thing is you can then mail the card anywhere in the world.

I didn’t say email. I said mail. Apple will mail your card for you.

The free app will be available starting October 12th, but Apple will charge $2.99 to deliver cards in the US and $4.99 to deliver cards internationally. That’s actually pretty comparable to the cost of buying a card, sticking a stamp on the envelope and sending it off yourself.

Apple will offer 21 different card designs, and users will be able to attach a photo and fill out text. Apple will handle the rest, and since the app follows the US Postal Service tracking information for your card, Apple will even send you a notification to let you know when the card has been delivered.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...