Apple Pay Cash Preview: A Look at Apple's New Peer-to-Peer Payments Service

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  1. TallManNY macrumors 601


    Nov 5, 2007
    Are you talking about market share in what is sold each quarter or are you talking about what is being used every day? I know that the average iPhone sold in the U.S. gets used for a longer period of time than the average Android phone. And I would not be surprised if the average life of an iPhone is 4 years (two years with the first owner and then handed down or sold into secondary market and continued to be used) while very few people are using four year old android phones. Sure the top of the line Galaxy phones might last four years. But the Android market is filled with tons of cheap phones. Those $300 Androids aren't used for four years. So I'm talking about the addressable market of iPhone users. And I suspect current used iPhones make up much closer to 50% of all daily used smartphones in the U.S.
  2. doelcm82 macrumors 68040


    Feb 11, 2012
    Florida, USA
    I said I can't imagine a situation where I'd use something else when Apple Pay Cash is an option. If I were out do dinner with friends who couldn't accept Apple Pay Cash, I'd probably fall back onto having the server split the bill and pay my portion with a credit card. Or I'd give them cash, or pay them later.

    If I regularly found myself in situations where going to the trouble of setting up another payment method made sense, I'd consider it.

    On the other hand, Apple Pay Cash is going to be a standard part of the OS, and doesn't appear to be difficult to set up. I'll probably set it up just so that it's ready (just as I set up credit cards in Apple Pay that I haven't used with Apple Pay; they're there if I ever find myself in a situation where I need them). I am not a big fan of plug-ins, and I've weaned myself from the few that I used to use, like 1Password, Adobe Flash, and a snap to edge window manager that I installed because I liked that feature on Windows. I don't even use Parallels any more.
  3. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    But I don't have to deal with facebook.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 9, 2017 ---
    Now I don't have to deal with either of them and never had a paypal or venmo account. I imagine APC will gain a lot of momentum.
  4. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    the app apparently doesn't work with a group chat
  5. iBungie macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008
    And until then there are ways to transfer money in the UK either as a one off payment or as a repeatable payment - for example using the iOS App for the UK Bank I use. (need to know recipients bank account number & sort code).
  6. Knightcastle macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2015
    Don’t forget also the handy method; jumping in the car, driving to an ATM, withdrawing the right amount of cash, calling the person to arrange to meet them and warning them they need to prepare the right change then driving over and giving them the money (need to know the recipients address and availability)

    Come to think of it, I don’t want Apple Pay Cash at all.
  7. deckard666 macrumors 6502


    Jan 16, 2007
    Once its out of beta and just part of iMessages then I could even see my mum using this whereas asking her to use any other third party solution would be an impossible task....
  8. lanceh5 macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2007
    Tim and Jony do not have kids.
  9. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    Simply not true. Multiple research companies have the Apple market share in the US in the low 30% range. Market share is not yearly sales but active users.
  10. TallManNY macrumors 601


    Nov 5, 2007
    Interesting. I would have not guessed that all. In any case, the market of U.S. iPhones is big enough to launch any service you want into it. And it seems to be the target audience for most Apps and services. And in my circles of friends and family, iPhone makes up about 90% of all Smartphones. And note that I am someone who has pretty much always carried a Blackberry of some sort. So I use non-iPhones all the time. But I've also had an iPhone as well since the iPhone 4.
  11. Archmage macrumors member


    Jan 30, 2003
    Michigan, USA
    I don’t even know. Routing number and account number? Plus a fee?

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