Apple Pay Cash Release Date Timeframe Revealed On Apple’s Site
Apple Pay Cash, the inter-person payment system that was first outed by Apple during the Worldwide Developers Conference that took place back in June, will likely arrive at some point in October if an entry on the Apple Watch Series 1’s web page is to be believed.
The service was supposed to arrive as part of initial iOS 11 and watchOS 4 launch, but with both of those software updates now available to the public, Apple is aiming to get Apple Pay Cash ready for some point in “late October,” according to the footnote.
When Apple Pay Cash does finally arrive, users will be able to send and receive secure payments via either the Messages app or, should they be feeling particularly brave, Siri. Money can be taken from a debit or credit card when sending via Apple Pay Cash, and money received will be added to a new Wallet entry as an Apple Pay Cash card. Should a user want to turn Apple Pay Cash into actual cash, they will be able to withdraw to their bank account as well.
With the beta releases of iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1 already with developers, it has been confirmed that there is no sign of Apple Pay Cash as yet, but that is something that could likely need to be switched on server-side, so we would not rule out an appearance in those two software versions just yet.
According to the Apple Watch Series 1 web page, we can expect to see Apple Pay Cash in around a month from now, although the iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 pages still say the service will arrive “this fall.” This alone gives Apple plenty of room in which to wriggle, but it is interesting nevertheless that Apple’s message is not consistent across product web pages.