Originally hitting the market back in November, Square’s NFC reader compatible with Apple Pay is now available to purchase at Apple Stores in the United States and online.
Thanks to the built-in battery, the device is portable and can be taken pretty much anywhere. Square also included a magstripe reader for cards that don’t contain NFC or the new chip technology.
Both readers are compatible with the free point-of-sale Square Register iOS app that can be downloaded now on the App Store. It’s designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and all iPad models
The reader costs $49.
With Apple Pay quickly picking up steam here in the United States, it’s great to see Square’s reader available for more users to purchase. Square’s technology has definitely been popular with small businesses, and hopefully we’ll see a wider variety of places offer the safe and secure payment system.
If you’re interested in supporting Apple Pay for a little less, the PayAnywhere Credit Card Reader is $39.95 and is also available at Apple Stores and online. As a nice touch, PayAnywhere will wave their 2.69 percent fee for the first $5,000 in Apple Pay purchases. That could save you almost $150 dollars.
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