Apple Pay Cash dropped from initial iOS 11 release; to be part of a future fall update

Apple today confirmed via a blog post that the Apple Pay Cash feature will be released later as part of a future update to iOS 11 and watchOS 4.

Apple will launch the full version of iOS 11 later today and while that would interest most iPhone and iPad users, a report now suggests that the Cupertino-based company is going to skip on one of its features for now. Apple Pay Cash which was debuted at WWDC in June will not be making its way into the initial iOS 11 release.

Apple Pay Cash dropped from initial iOS 11 release; to be part of a future fall update

Apple Pay Cash. Apple

According to a report by MacRumors, Apple today confirmed via a blog post that the Apple Pay Cash feature will be released later as part of a future update to iOS 11 and watchOS 4. The company also stated that the update should be expected by fall.

Apple Pay Cash was announced earlier this year by Apple as a new peer-to-peer payment system that uses iMessage capable devices including iPhones, iPads and the Apple Watch, to send payments from Apple Pay linked debit and credit cards.

Users can send across payments by simply tapping on the App Store icon in the iMessage app and then select Apple Pay from the available drawer. The authentication will be the same as is the case for all Apple Pay transactions which include Touch ID authentication.

Apple, however, has only confirmed the service in the US, when it does arrive. A wider rollout could be on the cards but hasn't been mentioned. Apple Pay Cash will be free of cost for debit card transaction but credit card users will incur usual processing charges.

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