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Old Jul 5, 2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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Apple Stores to Sell Square Stand Point-of-Sale System




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.

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.

Article Link: Apple Stores to Sell Square Stand Point-of-Sale System
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 04:55 PM   #2
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I hope it can be securely fixed to prevent toe rags running off with it.
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 04:59 PM   #3
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No, those have Lightning connectors so they aren't compatible.
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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No, those have Lightning connectors so they aren't compatible.
Carefully read the post. For legibility, I agree, they should have added the word 'only', at the end of the sentence.
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 05:39 PM   #5
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Lightning connector comparability

Does anybody have any insight into why they wouldn't support the Lightning connector? Is there a technical reason?
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 05:56 PM   #6
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Not compatible with Europe

Surely they could add a chicken pin reader to this?
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 07:16 PM   #7
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I hope it can be securely fixed to prevent toe rags running off with it.
I read the base securely attaches to the desk by either a strong adhesive or screws (not sure which one).

They should make one with Lightning connector support.
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 07:34 PM   #8
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Ya I assume a lightning compatible kit will be out soon, otherwise this seems kind of crazy.

Although on the other hand I'm sure businesses like the lower price point of the older models (and won't need the retina/extra power).
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 07:36 PM   #9
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So what you are saying is that Apple now sells PoS products?



…sorry, it had to be done.
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 07:48 PM   #10
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Seems odd ave old products only stands
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 07:54 PM   #11
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Seems odd ave old products only stands
Another reason Apple products have great resell value. The newest ipad would be a waste for something that will see much abuse.
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 08:14 PM   #12
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Not compatible with Europe
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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Old Jul 5, 2013, 09:15 PM   #13
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$10 for the Square Reader adaptor or $300 for this...well, time to drop $300!
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Not supporting the new connectors is quite stupid. :/
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 10:11 PM   #16
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I was at an auto shop the other day and they had custom enclosures for a couple of iPads so customers could locate the right oil and other parts for their car. You would not know it was an iPad apart from the Apple iOS menu at the top of the display.
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So what you are saying is that Apple now sells PoS products? …sorry, it had to be done.
Yes, they are third party Point-of-Sale payment systems, for small business owners. That's what you meant, right?
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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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What happens if I want to pay w old cold hard cash?
The Square app allows many forms of payment, cash being one of them.
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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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After all, why would you buy the top-end iPad just to run a sales processing app?
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Old Jul 6, 2013, 03:51 AM   #23
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iPad 2 is already overkill for this, so I say smart thinking on Square's part. Have a nice big screen but really cheap iPad. Of course Lightning connector will come when iPad 3 and 4 price drop significantly.
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Old Jul 6, 2013, 04:17 AM   #24
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iPad 2 is already overkill for this, so I say smart thinking on Square's part. Have a nice big screen but really cheap iPad. Of course Lightning connector will come when iPad 3 and 4 price drop significantly.
I agree that you don't need the latest and greatest iPad for such tasks, making older and cheaper models way more efficient. But, on the other hand, there is no availability for the older iPads, at least in big enough numbers to cover PoS sales. Are they targeting only on 2nd hand iPads ?
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Old Jul 6, 2013, 04:47 AM   #25
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POS os right. Sooo where does the cash go.. 300 bucks for an ipad stand give me a break it looks great thats about it
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