Payment at Apple store

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cclloyd, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. cclloyd macrumors 68000

    cclloyd

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    Is the case that the Geniuses use at the retail stores available to buy for personal business use? The card reader that is an entire case.
     
  2. ixodes macrumors 601

    ixodes

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    Huh?

    Edit: oops I read too fast.

    I'd pickup the phone & ask them. We'd only be guessing.
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

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    Do you mean using iPods as portable Point of Sale devices?

    Here's a few articles:

    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2011/09/apple-reveals-more-details-on-their-portable-point-of-sale-system.html

    http://www.lightspeedretail.com/

    http://mymac.com.au/pos

    "Expansion and changes
    Originally, Apple Stores contained a dedicated point-of-sale (POS) station. However, in 2006, Apple began introducing a new store layout and design with surgical-grade stainless steel walls and backlit signage. The new store design replaced the dedicated point-of-sale station with the handheld EasyPay system. A dedicated point-of-sale station still exists in most of these stores to facilitate transactions not paid for by credit card.[23][24] The Regent Street store has more point-of-sale terminals than any other store. Only flagship stores and a few older locations have a dedicated point of sale; all other stores have a POS behind the Genius Bar. Apple has recently changed their EasyPay systems to operate on iPod Touch instead of the previous Windows-based system. The iPods feature a custom housing, the Infinite Peripherals Linēa-Pro barcode scanner and card reader, to allow the same transactions on the iPod."
    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Store
     
  4. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Are you in the UK or US?
     
  5. cclloyd thread starter macrumors 68000

    cclloyd

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    I'm in the US, but that wikipedia article and the references at the bottom answered my question.
     

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