Turn your Apple iPad into a POS device with Square Stand

Turn your Apple iPad into a POS device with Square Stand
Mobile payments company Square is best known for the little accessory that it offers iOS and Android users that allows them to swipe credit cards and accept them as payment for a mobile business. On Tuesday, Square introduced Square Stand. This is a stand that turns an Apple iPad into a digital cash register. It comes with a built-in card reader, and can hook up with with a receipt printer and a barcode scanner.

Priced at $299, the Square Stand works with the second and third generation Apple iPad with a version for the fourth generation of Apple's tablet coming later in the year. The Stand swivels and measures just 9 inches while weighing in at 5 pounds. It can be purchased from Square's own website or from retailers like Best Buy and Staples. The Stand works with Square Register, the mobile app that helps convert an iOS or Android device into a POS machine.

Don't be surprised to see the Square Stand when you are paying for your daily cup of Joe at Starbucks. The coffee chain and Square reached a technology sharing agreement last year that covers Starbucks' 7,000 stores nationwide. At the same time, the caffeine pusher will invest $25 million in Square. Apple iPad use is growing rapidly at Square where it now accounts for about 50% of the $15 billion that is rung up through Square every year. That percentage could grow if the Square Stand becomes a big seller.

According to Forrester, mobile payments will hit $90 billion by 2017 while Square faces competition from PayPal and Intuit. Square was founded by Jack Dorsey, who also founded Twitter, and takes a cut from each credit card payment it processes.

source: USAToday

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21 Comments

1. Droiddoes unregistered

I'm confused, I thought every apple product was a POS

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No droiddoesnt it's actually a BST Best Selling Tablet or maybe it's a MPT Most Popular Tablet. Oops it's the NOSTOAT... Number One Selling Tablet Of All Time. And NOICS Number One In Customer Satisfaction. Oh and MCTTBB Most Catered To Tablet By Businesses

20. Droiddoes unregistered

LOL got you riled up Jack, just RILED up. Calm down, have a juice box. Tell an adult all about the bad man who made fun of your pwecious widdew appow.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I didn't get riled up. Everything I stated is an absolute fact...nothing fanboy about it. Post #1 indicates being riled up, and guess who's post that is.........droiddoesnts.

22. Droiddoes unregistered

LOL ok pal. Any more childish insults to throw around? Hm? What a joke. Is...is this roid rage?

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

U mean Piece of Sh.... ?

3. Alan01

Posts: 638; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Point of Sale...geez guys Alan F.

6. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Yeah, you walked right into that one.

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Hey it is what the iPad is a POS. More green thumbs.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You sound desperate begging for green thumbs, so I'll hook you up +1

19. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Im sure most of us read the other meaning

4. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Haha im sure everyone who read the title though the same thing!

5. stealthd unregistered

Only the people who've never worked a cash register before.

14. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Yup well ive never worked one so!

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah like your usual commentary.

7. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

It's much easier to turn a device into a POS by adding Apple Maps, but okay.

9. BackHandLegend

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

I can see a lot of businesses do great with this.

10. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

What if I wanted to pay with real money? You know; cash.

15. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

that title is just awesome. great job phonearena!

17. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

When refering to an Android device it means Priceless Operating Sytem

18. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

The article writer had to know the POS jokes were coming.....lol. As for the article.....JC Penny should take advantage of this. They have iPads in certain sections of the store to help shoppers pick out clothes.

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