Buyers and sellers using eBay will soon be able to use Apple Pay for transactions. eBay will begin rolling out the payment service starting this fall. The announcement comes as eBay has been working to start offering alternatives to PayPal, which split with eBay into an independent company back in 2015.
Well it was fun while it lasted. Snapchat will officially discontinue its Snapcash payments service on August 30th. After almost four years of partnership with Square to bring peer-to-peer payments to Snapchat, the company has confirmed the closure with no further explanation. Users will be notified within the app and through Snapchat's support site.
Apple Pay transactions are set to get faster thanks to changes afoot at MasterCard. Anyone using a MasterCard with Apple Pay will no longer have to worry about a signature for transactions over $50. This will make using Apple Pay even faster for those MasterCard holders who have linked their cards to their accounts.
When iOS 11 launches later this year, iPhone owners can enjoy more options when it comes to near-field communication (NFC). NFC is already used on the iPhone for contactless payment with Apple Pay. Apple has opened up the system to developers with the release of Core NFC, which will allow apps to detect and read NFC tags.
UPDATE: Apple Pay Cash was not released until iOS 11.2. You can learn how to send and receive payments through the Messages app here.