Square has Apple Pay now

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by dontwalkhand, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    check it out at Squareup.com.

    This will bring a lot of Square merchants on board with Apple Pay as they have to upgrade to accept Chip cards anyway. Looks like it'll be free if you have enough transaction volume. Awesome.
     
  2. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    It's wireless which is brilliant. Hoping this will start the US trend of paying at your table at restaurants like they do in Europe.
     
  3. markscl macrumors newbie

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    I pre-ordered my Square contactless and chip reader today. But they don't ship until Fall.
     
  4. tmiw macrumors 68000

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    Square at sit-down restaurants doesn't seem that common to me. The ones around here seem to use restaurant specific POSes (or none at all) and in my limited experience aren't going with pay at the table. Once I used a chip and PIN card and had to go to the back to enter the PIN. A poster on another forum saw a chip reader attached to the server station at an Applebee's with wires.

    IMO Apple/Android Pay in-app will probably be the most likely way pay at the table's implemented, if a restaurant bothers. There's simply no justification to spend the money for portable terminals when it's not mandatory to be able to accept PIN. I could be proven wrong though.
     
  5. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    But that's why I said "like in Europe." Their terminals are wireless. The server brings it to your table. You can swipe/use the chip reader, it prints out a receipt. You're done. No one took your card away. This Square would be perfect for that if it had numeric input. Knowing square, the input is probably the tablet device where you also sign. See how easy that can be?
     
  6. bookwormsy macrumors 6502

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    Pretty nifty. And it accepts chips! I wonder how it gets power?
     
  7. tmiw macrumors 68000

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    They're not allowed to accept PIN on the phone/tablet itself though because it's not considered secure enough by Visa/MC. This is true regardless of vendor. That's why Intuit's solution will downgrade all chip and PIN cards to chip and signature as well. Also, Square's EMV/NFC solutions cost money, unlike their free magstripe only reader (albeit a lot less than whatever other solutions are out there for restaurants).
     
  8. tmiw macrumors 68000

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    There's a battery in it and I think they mention that there's a micro-USB port for charging.
     
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