Apple iOS 11 Release Removes Massive New Feature – Forbes
In a blog post Apple notes its new person-to-person money transfer system for iPhone and iPad, called â€˜Apple Pay Cashâ€™, will no longer be part of the iOS 11 release. Apple Cash Pay was part of iOS 11 betas until Apple pulled it from later releases, which implied all was not well. Instead Apple now lists the service as â€œcoming this fallâ€.
Apple describes the service as follows:
â€œ[U]sers will be able to send and receive money from friends and family quickly, easily and securely. Pay and get paid right in Messages, or tell Siri to pay someone, using the credit and debit cards they have in Wallet. When users get paid, they receive the money in their new Apple Pay Cash card in Apple Wallet and can use the money instantly.â€
Interestingly Apple has previously said Siriâ€™s machine learning will work with Apple Cash Pay allowing it to automatically suggest amounts to send users based on the context of an iMessage conversion. Whether this is helpful or potentially exploitable remains to be seen.
Apple Cash Payâ€™s omission from iOS 11 is not the only major feature pulled from Appleâ€™s upcoming releases. The company has already stated the much anticipated integration of Apple Music with the LTE Apple Watch will not come until at least October. Similarly External GPU support has been pulled from macOS High Sierra and pushed right back to â€œspring 2018â€.
That said Apple fans wonâ€™t be short of distractions while waiting for these features. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus already up from pre-order while sales of the all new (and controversially priced) iPhone X will begin in October.
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