Payment at Apple store

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.
 

willmtaylor

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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.
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