Today, Apple has seen fit to release the second public beta of iOS 11.2 and tvOS 11.2 to public beta testers. The update comes a week after the first public beta was released. With the release of iOS 11.2 public beta 2, Apple has planned to introduce Apple Pay Cash. The feature is present in the iOS 11.2 public beta so if you're interested, be sure to install the latest update. This also means that developers would have to wait for the next beta update in order to get their hands on the newly added feature. So let's dive in to see some more details on the subject.
Apple Releases iOS 11.2 Public Beta 2 With Apple Pay Cash Support As Well As tvOS 11.2 Public Beta 2
Since the start of October, employees over at Apple have been testing the Apple Pay Cash feature in the special version of iOS which was active throughout the internal device certificate. While the testing phase was only limited to the company's employees, it was later expanded to the retail employees. The feature will be all ready and baked deep with iOS in the next public update.
Apple Pay Cash will work through the Messages app and will allow individuals to transfer payments from peer-to-peer. The feature will be available as a dedicated iMessage app built inside the Messages app and the cash will be transferred through the iMessage transactions. You would also have the availability of sending payments through your Apple Watch as the update would arrive in watchOS 4.2 as well.
Apple Pay Cash will work with your existing Apple Pay credit and debit cards. While debit card transfer fee is free, you will be charged a small fee if you have set up your credit card. As noted by TechCrunch, you will have to use the two-factor authentication option with Apple ID in order for the feature to work.
If you're willing to install the latest iOS 11.2 public beta 2 on your iPhone, you can install it through Apple's beta testing program. if you're already enrolled in the program, you will receive an update after installing the proper certificate on your iOS device. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more.
Apple Seeds Second Public Beta Of tvOS 11.2
In addition to this, Apple has also seeded the second beta of tvOS 11.2 to public beta testers. As per Apple's release notes, the tvOS 11.2 beta update enables the new AVDisplayManager feature for developers. The feature has been designed to allow devices to automatically switch video modes to match the dynamic range and native frame rate of the video.
To install the latest tvOS 11.2 second public beta, navigate to the Settings app on your Apple TV and the go to the Software Update section under ''Systems". Toggle "Get Public Beta Updates" and once you do that your set-top box will start downloading the new beta update.
We will update you guys as soon as something new is discovered in the updates. As for now, what are your thoughts on Apple Pay Cash? Do you think it will be a worthy addition? Share your views with us in the comments.