Apple loses market share in October-quarter, iPhone X unavailability to blame


Back in October, Mixpanel reported that iOS 11 was running on 55 percent of devices, while Apple pegged it at around 52 percent last month. You can also use Siri to make and receive payments for contacts via Apple Pay Cash. The feature is only available for US users as of now. But since Apple Pay Cash transactions happen on Messages, you might presume it's only limited to iPhones and iPads. Customers who have already updated to iOS 11.2 can simply restart their devices to begin sending and receiving money with friends and family and using Apple Pay Cash. watchOS 4.2 will be available as a free update and is required to send and receive money and use Apple Pay Cash on any Apple Watch model.

The latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveals that "in the three months ending October 2017, iOS share fell in key markets, making clear the impact of the flagship iPhone X not being available to buy in the month of October".

The numbers show just a 7% rise compared with the start of November, despite Apple issuing a series of bug fixes and updates to improve the stability of the platform.

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A direct competitor to other digital cash apps like Venmo and Square Cash, Apple Pay Cash was first announced in June, at Apple's annual developer's conference.

To update to watchOS 4.2, Apple Watch users must ensure their devices have at least 50 percent charge before starting - it is also recommended to keep the device on charge while updating.

Just how popular the system proves to be remains to be seen, of course, but this is a positive step for anybody looking to leave their wallet behind and conduct all their financial dealings from the Apple Watch.