Apple Retail Stores will begin offering Square's iPad-based point-of-sale system, Square Stand, on July 9, reports 9to5Mac.

First introduced in May, the Square Stand is a cash register replacement that features both a secure iPad stand and an integrated card reader. It is also able to support additional peripherals like a receipt printer, kitchen printer, cash drawer, and barcode scanners.

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Unfortunately, the Square Stand is only able to function with iPads that use a 30-pin dock connector, making it compatible with the iPad 2 and the third generation iPad.

Apple is expected to begin offering the Square Stand at a number of retail stores on Tuesday, July 9, and it will retail for $299.

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mw360 Avatar
139 months ago
Does anybody have any insight into why they wouldn't support the Lightning connector? Is there a technical reason?

I would guess that redesigning costs money, adding a licensed lightning adapter costs money, and the market for the product doesn't need that feature. After all, why would you buy the top-end iPad just to run a sales processing app?
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macpeach55 Avatar
139 months ago
What happens if I want to pay w old cold hard cash?
I believe that for these circumstances Apple recommends that the purchaser also uses a Human Interface Device, or "Human" for short, who is fitted with the "wallet" system. This then allows cash purchases to be accepted
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tremlock Avatar
139 months ago
Nothing like being a year outdated on your day of release
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iHateMacs Avatar
139 months ago
I hope it can be securely fixed to prevent toe rags running off with it.
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gnurf Avatar
139 months ago
Not compatible with Europe :p

Yeah, magnetic strips were recently banned because of all the hacking and abuse where I live. The PoS stand is not much use in modern countries :)
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Qaanol Avatar
139 months ago
So what you are saying is that Apple now sells PoS products?



…sorry, it had to be done.
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