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Apple Pay Cash to launch late-October

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Apple Pay Cash, Apple’s new system allowing iPhone and Apple Watch users to pay friends and contacts directly using Apple Pay, looks set to launch in late October. The feature failed to make it into the initial version of iOS 11.

An official page for the Series 1 Apple Watch had carried the details, but has since been updated to remove any reference to the October launch date.

Apple Pay Cash was unveiled at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) back in June.

The service is due to rival the likes of Paypal, and will allow users to send payments to each other via the Messages app.

Any money sent or received will be loaded onto a new Apple Pay Cash card, found inside the Apple Wallet app, which can be used to buy goods directly.

Alternatively, funds can be transferred from the Apple card into a nominated bank account.

Apple Pay Cash was not the only feature that didn’t make it into the first version of iOS 11.

iCloud Messages, which allows users to stash old missives in iCloud and free up space on their iPhone, is not yet available either.

iOS 11 is said to have been installed on 25% of compatible devices, a drop from 34% of iPhones and iPads installing iOS 1O this time last year.



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