Apple Pay Cash Likely to Launch in Europe Imminently

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    Apple Pay Cash, Apple's mobile peer-to-peer payments service, could be available sooner rather than later in some European markets.

    French tech blog iPhon.fr reports today that an iPhone user in France discovered screens on his new Apple Watch and iPhone XS Max overnight inviting him to set up Apple Pay Cash using a credit card issued by a French bank. Similar reports are also coming in from Apple device owners in other European countries.

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    Apple Pay Cash arrived on iOS devices in December 2017, although it's currently only officially available to users in the United States. The system allows for quick person-to-person money transfers, much like competing services Square Cash and Venmo.

    In addition to the setup screens shared over social media, an Apple support page for Apple Pay Cash has been discovered localized in German that went live on Apple's servers on September 30.


    Apple Pay Cash can be transmitted via iMessage and funds are instantly added to the recipient's Apple Pay Cash card in the Wallet app.

    When new users receive money for the first time, the funds are added to their new Apple Pay Cash card once they accept Apple's terms. The card's funds can then be used to make purchases using Apple Pay in stores, in apps, and on supported websites, or withdrawn to a bank account within one to three business days.

    When Apple Pay Cash does arrive outside the U.S., Apple device owners wanting to use it will need an iPhone 6 and later, iPhone SE, any iPad Pro model, a fifth-generation iPad, iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 3 running iOS 11.2 or later.

    Update: One MacRumors reader has found a link to an Apple Pay Cash support page localized for Austria, while support pages have also been discovered for Italy, Poland, Sweden, and Russia.

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  2. iPhysicist macrumors 65816

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    I would really appreciate this. I want to use Apple Pay as well though.
     
  3. FourDegrees macrumors member

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    Appeared on my AW4 here in Australia, although I could not set it up.
     
  4. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    I also noticed that on my new Apple Watch Series 4 with watchOS 5 there is now a greyed out Apple Pay button at the bottom of messages next to all the other reply options that wasn’t there before

    Hopefully it also comes to the U.K...
     

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    Even too easy to ApplePay someone from my AW4!
     
  7. Eliottjames macrumors regular

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    I’m seeing the same on my Series 4 in the UK, fingers crossed...
     
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    Apple Pay, is available, yes.

    Apple Pay Cash, is not yet available.
     
  9. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    but this is not about Apple Pay, it's about Apple Pay "Cash"

    https://support.apple.com/explore/apple-pay-cash
     
  10. rmoliv macrumors 6502

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    If Europe means France, UK and a select few others only then thanks but it doesn't work for me.
    Maybe it's because there's a similar service here called MB WAY? I rather use Apple's but they don't seem interested in making the service available EVERYWHERE.
     
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    Interestingly the UK support pages still reflect it’s limited to the United States at the moment... page was last updated on 18/09 but the Austrian one was updated on 30/09...
     

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    When I updated my iPhone X to iOS12, ApplePay Cash appeared in the Wallet app. I am in Australia. When I go to set up ApplePay Cash, it still shows the US terms and conditions. So it seams to be a glitch. Apple was no help in determining why it it there.
     
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    Probably to do with needing banking licenses in every country too then. Logically, they are going to focus on the biggest markets first. Which means us Dutchies will often come last.
     
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    Well there is a page https://support.apple.com/nl-nl/HT207875, it's in English though instead of Dutch like the others... so not sure if these are actual pages or just forcing different store flags.
     
  16. oodsigma macrumors newbie

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    I have a similar thing. On my series 3 AW, in a message I can select the button for apple pay which takes me to a screen that says I need to set up apple pay cash in the watch app on the iPhone. I go there and into wallet and it will let me select the option to set up apple pay cash, I verify my legal name but for now that's as far as it goes as I cannot enter my legal address as the files will only accept a numeric zip code and not a UK post code.

    The preamble to these screen does talk about using the information for US financial screening so I suppose that will change to a UK brand at some point.
     
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    The grammar is bad in the support document ( ihren Wohnsitz in den Deutschland haben), and why would Austrians have to live in Germany, looks very much like a work in progress.
     
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    Yes, seems a little more likely these are just auto-translated pages then... as always time will tell...
     
  21. Putzytart macrumors newbie

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    A few countries are still saying US only including UK and Netherlands even though the pages now exist
    https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT207886
     
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    Read the headline again and think about your comment. o_O
     
  23. bltn macrumors newbie

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    Had this Apply Pay button show up weeks ago on an iMessage notification on my watch, not sure this is something new. Germany.
     

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