With the arrival of iOS 11 on the iPhone and iPad, many users will be able to make use of a new payment system. If Apple had already successfully launched itself into the mobile payments market, now they want to take over part of the P2P payments business as well . To be clear, of all mobile payments made between people using phone numbers or a similar identification method. Something like what Spanish banks have implemented with Bizum.
At least, that was the initial idea. It seems that Cupertino’s new service, called Apple Pay Cash , will not reach the iPhone with iOS 11. This new method, designed to make it easier for users to pay in iMessage, will not be available in these first days of the new iOS update, despite the fact that it was announced as one of the great novelties of the update. However, we can already prepare for the moment when it is launched.
In the video we show you, and which has been uploaded to YouTube, a video-tutorial extracted from iOS 11 shows us how to use this new update. As we can see, this is one more iMessage application. A very simple extension, which we can activate at any time. Once we activate it, we can select the amount of money we want to send through the service. Once this is done, we only have to authorize the payment as if it were a normal Apple Pay.
Once we have sent the payment, the recipient can use that money via an Apple Pay virtual prepaid card. This card can be used in any establishment that accepts contactless payments, or we can also send the money to others. Now we will have to know if this new P2P payment platform will arrive with all its features to Spain, as it was already anticipated a few weeks ago.
And you, would you use Apple Pay Cash?