October 21, 2010
Imagine selling your wares at a Harvest Festival and not being able to accept credit card payments. One solution is presented by the Square credit card reader. Created by the San Francisco, California-based company of the same name, the Square device lets users accept credit card payments using their mobile devices and a required app. Unfortunately, Square doesn’t work with the iPhone 4. The reason? Apparently, the Square reader doesn’t work because the iPhone 4 uses a 3-part steel band that acts as an antenna. As a result, the reader can malfunction. It does work with older iPhones and the iPad. According to a blog post on Square’s website, users have reported that plugging the Square card reader into their iPhone 4 causes the following problems:
- The app doesn't do anything or give any feedback when you swipe a card.
- The app is giving swiping feedback when you are not swiping.
- The app is flashing the dongle icon on and off.
- The app causes Voice Control to pop up.
Square Card Reader