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Apple Stores to Sell Square Stand Point-of-Sale System

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 5, 2013.

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    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
  2. macrumors 6502a

    I hope it can be securely fixed to prevent toe rags running off with it.
  3. macrumors 68000


    No, those have Lightning connectors so they aren't compatible.
  4. macrumors 68030


    Carefully read the post. For legibility, I agree, they should have added the word 'only', at the end of the sentence.
  5. macrumors member

    Lightning connector comparability

    Does anybody have any insight into why they wouldn't support the Lightning connector? Is there a technical reason?
  6. macrumors member


    Not compatible with Europe :p

    Surely they could add a chicken pin reader to this?
  7. macrumors 68030

    Amazing Iceman

    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.
  8. macrumors newbie

    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).
  9. macrumors 6502a

    So what you are saying is that Apple now sells PoS products?

    …sorry, it had to be done.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Seems odd ave old products only stands
  11. macrumors newbie

    Another reason Apple products have great resell value. The newest ipad would be a waste for something that will see much abuse.
  12. macrumors member

    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 :)
  13. macrumors 6502

    $10 for the Square Reader adaptor or $300 for this...well, time to drop $300! ;)
  14. macrumors 6502

    Nothing like being a year outdated on your day of release
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    Not supporting the new connectors is quite stupid. :/
  16. macrumors 68000

    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.
  17. macrumors 68030


    Yes, they are third party Point-of-Sale payment systems, for small business owners. That's what you meant, right? ;)
  18. Carlanga, Jul 5, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2013

    macrumors 603


    EDIT: people on the internet are weird sometimes
  19. macrumors regular

    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
  20. macrumors 604


    The Square app allows many forms of payment, cash being one of them.
  21. macrumors 6502a


    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?
  22. macrumors 65816


    I believe that should up to consumer.
  23. macrumors 68020


    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.
  24. macrumors 65816


    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 ?
  25. macrumors 6502



    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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