While iOS 11.2 allows you to delete Apple Pay Cash, you won't get it back

It was just last weekend when Apple pushed out iOS 11.2 to stop a bug related to the date of December 2nd, from continuously crashing certain iPhone models powered by iOS 11.1.2. The affected units were receiving set notifications from certain apps, that were coming from inside the user’s iPhone. While iOS 11.2 stopped the madness, it also added new features such as three new live wallpapers for the iPhone X, faster wireless charging for compatible iPhone units, and Apple Pay Cash. The peer-to-peer payment system didn’t actually start up until the following Monday.

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Official Apple video shows you how to use Apple Pay Cash

Now that Apple Pay Cash is up and running in the states, Apple has produced an animated video showing you how to send and receive money using the feature. Apple Pay Cash allows you to make and take payments on a peer-to-peer basis while using the iMessage application. If you use a debit card to make a payment, there is no charge. Apple will add a 3% fee if you use a credit card to send money.

Both parties to an Apple Pay Cash transaction must have the feature enabled on their iPhone or Apple Watch. Money you receive will be added to the Apple Pay Cash card in your Apple Wallet. From …

Apple Watch gets watchOS 4.2 update with Pay Cash support and more

Apple has released watchOS 4.2 for the Apple Watch. The new software upgrade brings a number of changes, the most notable being support for Apple Pay Cash, a quick peer-to-peer payments system that is a direct competitor to Square Cash and Venmo.
As you might know, Pay Cash recently went live for iPhones and iPads through iOS 11.2. If you’d like to use it on your Apple Watch, you’ll first have to activate it on your phone or tablet. This is done by going to Settings > Wallet > Apple Pay. If you’re on iOS 11.2 and are living in a …

Apple Pay Cash is now up and running

On Saturday morning, Apple sent out an update to iOS 11.2 to put a end to the December 2nd date bug that was putting some iPhone models on a continuous crashing loop. Along with the bug killing, Apple pushed out faster wireless charging, additional live wallpaper options for the Apple iPhone X, and enabled Apple Pay Cash in compatible models. Several iPhone users attempted to use Apple Pay Cash, but could not get it to run. As we pointed out yesterday, that was because the service was not yet live. Apple had planned on pushing out iOS 11.2 some time this week, and only because of the bug did it …

If you tried to get Apple Pay Cash to work on your iPhone, you're about a week too early

As you probably know by now, Apple was forced yesterday morning to release iOS 11.2 in order to eradicate a bug that was leading some iPhone models running iOS 11.1.2 to continuously crash in a loop. The units affected had certain apps installed that were set to push out local repeated reminders. The urgency of the situation forced the gang in Cupertino to go off schedule since iOS 11.2 wasn’t expected to launch until sometime this coming week.

Besides killing the December 2nd date bug, the iOS update includes enhanced stabilization for video recording, faster 7.5W wireless charging for …

38.5% of iOS devices are running iOS 11; Apple executives testing Apple Pay Cash?

Apple launched iOS 11 on September 19th. 24 hours after being released, iOS 11 was running on 10% of iOS devices. After one week, the figure was up to 25.28%. Now, two weeks after the launch, iOS 11 is installed on 38.5% of iPhone and iPad units. As high a figure as that is, last year saw 48.16% of iPhone and iPod models updated to iOS 10 after the same two week time period. So why is the adoption rate for iOS 11 down from last year’s iOS 10? There is speculation that iOS users are waiting for certain features like Apple Pay Cash to be included in a future version of iOS 11 (more on this later) …

Photo ID might be required to verify your identity with Apple Pay Cash

According to lines of code found on the latest iOS 11 beta, Apple’s peer-to-peer money transfer service could require a photo ID. The new feature, called Apple Pay Cash, allows users to send money to another iOS user through iMessage. One of the strings found reads, “Verify your identity to continue to use Apple Pay Cash.” If a user’s ID cannot be verified, that person will be blocked from using the peer-to-peer feature, although the cash balance can still be used with Apple Pay to cover retail transactions. Another string reads, “Position your driver’s license or identity with photo on the [camera’s] …

Once again, rumors call for 2017 iPhone users to shell out cash for wireless charging accessories

Rumors that the tenth anniversary iPhone, currently known as the Apple iPhone 8, will feature wireless charging have been around for some time. Actually, all three rumored 2017 iPhone models could be the first iOS powered handsets to offer this feature. So-called Apple expert John Gruber sent out a tweet last July indicating that the charging pads for the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 7s and Apple iPhone 7s Plus will be sold separately. 

The CEO of contract assembler Wriston, Robert Hwang, said earlier this year that wireless charging on the iPhone requires the new models to undergo …

Apple to report on Tuesday that it currently holds $250 billion in cash

On Tuesday, Apple is expected to report its fiscal second quarter earnings. In that report, the tech titan will reportedly announce that it is holding $250 billion in cash. If you think that this is a lot of money, you’re absolutely right. According to Marketwatch.com, this is more than the foreign currency reserves held by the U.K. and Canada combined. Looking at it another way, at current valuations Apple could purchase all of the outstanding shares of Walmart and Procter & Gamble and still have money left over.

It has taken Apple only 4 and half years to double its cash hoard. During …

Your smartphone might soon be the only thing you need to withdraw cash from ATMs

Ah, the wonders of mobile technology! It looks like credit and debit cards might no longer be the go-to option for ATM cash withdrawals in the near future, as a bunch of big US banks are planing to streamline the process with the help of smartphones.

Wells Fargo customers will be the first ones to enjoy withdrawing money by only using their handsets, after the financial institution decided to apply the technology to all of its 13,000 ATMs following a series of trials. Starting on Monday, each of the 20 million people that use Wells Fargo Mobile will be able to …