July 5, 2013
The Square Stand is set to arrive in Apple retail stores July 9. The stand, which was first announced in May, works with the Square Register app and will retail for $299, according to 9to5Mac. Sporting a design that looks like a miniature iMac, the Square Stand features an integrated card reader. It also connects to point-of-sale accessories, including a receipt printer, kitchen printer, cash drawer, and barcode scanner. Best Buy and other retailers will also begin selling the Square Stand next week. On July 8, they will begin shipping from Square’s official website, where preorders have been accepted since May. According to 9to5Mac, some Apple retail stores have already been cleared to sell units to customers upon request. Take a look: Interestingly enough, the Square Stand will only work with the iPad 2 and iPad 3, because it requires a 30-pin connector. A model compatible with the iPad 4, which includes a Lightning connector, will be released later in the year. According to Jack Dorsey, Square CEO and cofounder:
Local business owners take as a given that they need an ugly, slow, expensive, and complicated point of sale system cluttering their counter. Square Stand is elegant, fast, affordable, and easy to use. Whether you’re selling cupcakes, cardigans, or cappuccinos, running your business with Square has never been easier.The free Square Register app is available in the App Store.