Square launches NFC reader compatible with Apple Pay for small businesses

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Date: Monday, November 23rd, 2015, 08:10
Category: Apple Pay, News, retail


This could come in handy.

Mobile payments company Square today announced the launch of its new NFC reader within 100 small businesses around the country, letting stores who previously were unable to accept Apple Pay due to the lack of a required contactless reader, to begin supporting the service. The reader will act like all other Apple Pay-accepting terminals, letting users wave an iPhone or Apple Watch near the device to complete a purchase.

Square had initially announced support for Apple Pay last November, but had yet to deliver a device for this. The company then announced that an NFC-based Square reader capable of reading chipped credit cards would be available in 2016 and would allow Apple Pay access to small businesses.

Merchants interested in adopting Apple Pay can visit Square’s official website to reserve their own NFC reader.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via MacRumors and USA Today

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