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Apple Pay Cash

Getting in a bit late on Facebook Messenger, Google Wallet, and PayPal’s action, Apple Pay Cash is the latest peer-to-peer payment system from a tech giant. Apple’s mobile operating system has long had a tie-in with your credit card, thanks to the Apple Wallet app. Starting with iOS 11.2, however, the new Apple Pay Cash service lets the company play an even greater role in your finances. For those who are passionately dedicated to the Apple ecosystem, it has an appeal. But if you want to pay someone who doesn’t have an Apple device, you’re better off with a competitor, like Venmo, that offers cross-platform options, as well as more advanced payment features.

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What Is Apple Pay Cash?

Since iOS 8.1, Apple Wallet has let you pay participating stores and websites from your iPhone, touch-free, using a credit card that you connect with the service. It hasn’t, however, been able to let you pay friends directly, as you can with Facebook Messenger, Google Wallet, PayPal, Venmo, and some bank apps. Unlike the previous Apple Wallet functionality, with Apple Pay Cash, you can actually store money in an Apple account, rather than just using Apple Pay as a conduit for a credit or bank card.

Getting Started With Apple Pay Cash

If you haven’t already done so, you first need to download and install iOS 11, specifically 11.2. You can force the update by visiting Settings > General > Software Update. If not, a slider switch in the Wallet & Apple Pay section of Settings lets you enable Apple Pay Cash. Once you slide this switch, you have to enter your Apple ID and password and accept a legal agreement stating that the services are provided through Green Dot Bank. The terms point out that Apple Pay Cash comprises two services: a virtual payment card and the funds transfer service.

Pay Cash works with every Apple phone back to the iPhone 6, and on iPads starting with the Air 2 model. If you have a MacBook with Touch ID, you can use Apple Pay Cash, or you can connect an older Mac to your iPhone and pay that way. The service also works with all versions of the Apple Watch. Androids and other non-Apple devices are not supported.

Note that you’ll only be able to send money to other iOS users who have accepted the agreement, and you both have to have two-factor authentication set up for your Apple ID. Two-factor authentication provides additional security, but it’s stricter than the other payment services’ setup requirements. Note that setup also requires re-entering your credit card digits.

After I completed these steps, I was asked to add a debit card so that money could be transferred to my new bank account. You don’t have to do this to use the service, though—I didn’t. In all, however, the setup isn’t more involved than it is with Venmo, though Facebook Payments is easier than either.

Using Apple Pay Cash

As with Facebook Messenger’s Payments app, you send money via the Apple Messages app; the option is in the app tray at the bottom of the Messages’ screen. Just tap the A icon to open it. You then see a dollar amount that you can increase or decrease, and you can switch between paying and requesting. Venmo and Google Wallet require you to open their separate apps to make payments; so that’s a plus for Facebook and Apple, in that you access payments from an app you’re probably using regularly already.

When I tapped Pay to send $1 to a colleague and then hit the Send up arrow, I had to approve the transaction with a Touch ID finger press (of course, iPhone X users will use Face ID). For sending this dollar, I paid a 3 percent fee (the same as with Venmo and other services), but that’s because the payment was via credit card. If you use a bank debit card, however, you can avoid that fee. The chat entry says Pending until the recipient receives the funds.

You can also use Siri to pay someone, but that’s something also offered by Venmo. Apple Pay Cash, thankfully, doesn’t by default share your every transaction with a special-purpose social network, as Venmo does. With Venmo, unless you change privacy settings, any of your contacts can see exactly who you paid in a feed of transactions. Some may like like this, but it seems like an invasion of privacy to me. However, Venmo offers a couple of important advantages over Apple’s system: You can scan a QR code to verify your payee, and you can attach notes along with a payment. Venmo also lets you pay amounts smaller than $1, Apple’s minimum. Google Wallet, also available for iOS, adds the ability to split payments among multiple recipients.

If you receive money from a contact, it goes into your Apple Pay Cash virtual cash card. You can use that balance either by dumping it back into a connected bank account or to pay for something else via Apple Pay or Apple Pay Cash.

Apple Pay Cash, Venmo, and can all be used to shop at online retailers; PayPal (which also owns Venmo) may have the upper hand here, as the leading internet payment service. The biggest advantage of Venmo, PayPal, and Facebook Payments, however, is that they’re platform-independent—with any of them, you can send money to anyone, regardless of the operating system they use. And with any of them, you can make and receive payments from a web browser—not so with Apple Pay Cash. If you’re using Apple’s system and want to pay an Android user, you’re going to have to hand over dirty old dollar bills, for now.

Should You Pay the Apple Way?

Apple Pay Cash offers a relatively easy and secure way for iOS users to make peer-to-peer payments. But the tech giant is a bit late to the party, and, as with many things in Apple’s history, the service lives in too closedof an ecosystem. In addition to that, Venmo, our Editors’ Choice payment app, offers a richer slate of payment options. If and when Apple adds the ability to pay Android users, we’ll update this review.

For Sale – 2017 MacBook Pro (Touch Bar) High Spec

Good Afternoon,

I have for sale my 2017 MacBook Pro, purchased from Apple via Higher Education and delivered on the 15th June for £2,030.79

Warranty till June 2020.

It is in immaculate condition, complete with box, charger, and unused USB-C cable.

I am selling as I have a similar model provided by my work and I have no need for two.

Only ever used in the house, never outside.

Space Grey
13″
3.1 GHz i5
16GB Ram
512GB SSD
57 Battery Cycles (may change slightly as I keep it topped up)

No Marks or scratches anywhere on the machine.

Warranty coverage till June 2020

Please no silly offers, I would prefer to sell but if there was no interest in the same I would however be interested in a swap with a 2017 MacBook 12″ with warranty and 8GB/256GB + cash my way.

Payment in cash on collection from Paisley (PA3), due to the amount of money I would like to take a picture of driving licence or passport should I have any issues with the cash at the bank (forged notes etc)

Any questions, please ask.

Thanks

Price and currency: 1700
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash On Collection
Location: Paisley
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – 2017 MacBook Pro (Touch Bar) High Spec

Good Afternoon,

I have for sale my 2017 MacBook Pro, purchased from Apple via Higher Education and delivered on the 15th June for £2,030.79

Warranty till June 2020.

It is in immaculate condition, complete with box, charger, and unused USB-C cable.

I am selling as I have a similar model provided by my work and I have no need for two.

Only ever used in the house, never outside.

Space Grey
13″
3.1 GHz i5
16GB Ram
512GB SSD
57 Battery Cycles (may change slightly as I keep it topped up)

No Marks or scratches anywhere on the machine.

Warranty coverage till June 2020

Please no silly offers, I would prefer to sell but if there was no interest in the same I would however be interested in a swap with a 2017 MacBook 12″ with warranty and 8GB/256GB + cash my way.

Payment in cash on collection from Paisley (PA3), due to the amount of money I would like to take a picture of driving licence or passport should I have any issues with the cash at the bank (forged notes etc)

Any questions, please ask.

Thanks

Price and currency: 1700
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash On Collection
Location: Paisley
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Apple iMac 27-inch, i5 2.8GHz, 16GB RAM (Mid 2010)

Apple iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010) i5 2.8GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive (requires a new drive, see below), Wireless Keyboard, Mouse and Trackpad.

Fully working order, however recently the hard drive has died and requires a replacement. This can be done as a DIY or an independent specialist can also carry out this repair. I would advise using a SSD or Fusion type drive.

Its in excellent condition, unused for the last year or so.

This machine can be recovered to the latest version of MacOS.

The device has been removed from iCloud.

No box, collection only.

Price and currency: £350
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: PayPal Gift or Cash on collection
Location: Northamptonshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Apple Airport Extreme, boxed

Barely used Apple Airport Extreme Wifi Router. 802.11ac model.

Complete with box and manuals.

Price and currency: 110
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Watford
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – 2017 MacBook Pro (Touch Bar) High Spec

Good Afternoon,

I have for sale my 2017 MacBook Pro, purchased from Apple via Higher Education and delivered on the 15th June for £2,030.79

Warranty till June 2010.

It is in immaculate condition, complete with box, charger, and unused USB-C cable.

I am selling as I have a similar model provided by my work and I have no need for two.

Only ever used in the house, never outside.

Space Grey
13″
3.1 GHz i5
16GB Ram
512GB SSD
57 Battery Cycles (may change slightly as I keep it topped up)

No Marks or scratches anywhere on the machine.

Warranty coverage till June 2020

Please no silly offers, I would prefer to sell but if there was no interest in the same I would however be interested in a swap with a 2017 MacBook 12″ with warranty and 8GB/256GB + cash my way.

Payment in cash on collection from Paisley (PA3), due to the amount of money I would like to take a picture of driving licence or passport should I have any issues with the cash at the bank (forged notes etc)

Any questions, please ask.

Thanks

Price and currency: 1700
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash On Collection
Location: Paisley
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Apple Mac Mini Mid 2011 2.3ghz i5 500gb HDD Upgraded 8gb Ram BOXED

For sale is my Apple Mac Mini Mid 2011 2.3ghz i5 500gb HDD Upgraded 8gb Ram. This is in excellent condition and has had very light use. The Mac comes with the original box and power cable. It has been completely wiped and a fresh install of MacOS Sierra has been put on it. Item will be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery or can be collected with cash on collection. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Open to offers.

Price and currency: 325
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Apple Mac Mini Mid 2011 2.3ghz i5 500gb HDD Upgraded 8gb Ram BOXED

For sale is my Apple Mac Mini Mid 2011 2.3ghz i5 500gb HDD Upgraded 8gb Ram. This is in excellent condition and has had very light use. The Mac comes with the original box and power cable. It has been completely wiped and a fresh install of MacOS Sierra has been put on it. Item will be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery or can be collected with cash on collection. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Open to offers.

Price and currency: 325
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Apple iMac 27-inch, i5 2.8GHz, 16GB RAM (Mid 2010)

Apple iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010) i5 2.8GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive (requires a new drive, see below), Wireless Keyboard, Mouse and Trackpad.

Fully working order, however recently the hard drive has died and requires a replacement. This can be done as a DIY or an independent specialist can also carry out this repair. I would advise using a SSD or Fusion type drive.

Its in excellent condition, unused for the last year or so.

This machine can be recovered to the latest version of MacOS.

The device has been removed from iCloud.

No box, collection only.

Price and currency: £350
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: PayPal Gift or Cash on collection
Location: Northamptonshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Apple IMac 4K 21.5″ Late 2015

Apple IMac 4K 21.5-inch (4096 x 2304) 1TB 8GB 3.1GHz Intel Core I5

Comes with original packaging. Bought from Apple Store in Meadowhall in August 2016.

Comes with Apple Care Protection up to next year. (£159 for Apple Care on IMac)

Has a slight marks on the stand. Has a slight dent on the speaker but not noticeable. (Apple Care may fix this)

Hardly ever been used as I have Macbook Pro so this has been standing in my bedroom do nothing.

Like New Condition

Can send pictures if email address is sent :)

Price and currency:£750
Delivery:
Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Cash/Bank Transfer
Location: SHEFFIELD
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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