Apple Pay Cash didn’t get a chance to launch with the public release of iOS 11, but testing appears to continue in preparation for its arrival.
Today, MacRumors reports that Apple has expanded testing for Apple Pay Cash to its retail store employees, effectively broadening its reach quite a bit ahead of a public launch. According to the report, retail employees were asked to download the iOS 11.1 beta onto their devices, and Apple Pay Cash was rolled out to them today. It uses an internal-only beta profile, which effectively unlocks the feature.
Apple is also apparently requiring iCloud accounts to be whitelisted during the testing phase.
In the images included here, you can see the setup screens for the feature. Apple Pay Cash has to be verified by name, address, and even a social security number before it can be used.
Apple Pay Cash is working in a partnership with Green Dot, and it will allow iOS users to quickly send money to another iMessage user. The money will be sent through a connected debit or credit card. For those who receive money, those funds are stored in an Apple Pay Cash card that is found in the Wallet app. Those funds can then be sent to a bank account. However, sending cash to a credit card will involve a 3% fee. The other methods are free.
While it remains unknown when Apple Pay Cash will arrive, it is expected that it will launch alongside iOS 11.1 at some point in the near future. Apple is currently in the beta testing phase of iOS 11.1, but it is still relatively new to the process.
Are you looking forward to the arrival of Apple Pay Cash?