After this weekend’s release of iOS 11.2, users were left wondering why Apple Pay Cash was mentioned in the release notes but not actually operational. The release was the first ever to be sent during the weekend — seemingly in response to a December 2 date bug that was causing iPhones to crash — leading to speculation that Apple rushed it out the door to fix the bug before Apple Pay Cash was ready. Now non-beta users are finding the feature is operational, allowing them to transfer funds to other iPhone users from linked credit or debit cards. Once received, the money is stored in an Apple Pay Cash card within Apple Wallet, from which funds can be spent through Apple Pay or transferred to a bank account. Transferring cash from a debit card is free, but using a credit card to send funds charges a 3 percent fee. Apple Pay Cash is available to users in the United States who are 18 years of age or older.
Apple Pay Cash now operational in iOS 11.2
By Dan Pye