iPhone case from Mophie integrates credit card reader

iPhone case from Mophie integrates credit card reader
If there’s one area where a huge surge is going to occur very shortly, it’s going to have to be in the mobile payment sector. Mophie, an iPhone accessory maker, plans on unveiling a really neat case at CES which integrates a credit card reader. Although the iPhone case does take away from the iPhone's aesthetics, it’ll provide business users an option to allow credit card transactions on the iPhone with the aid of an application. Now is probably the ripe time for Mophie to unveil it – seeing that the mobile payment system hasn’t been fully grasped. Getting a head start is most likely the best scenario for them right now – plus the case will protect your iPhone of course. Ultimately it’ll come down to how usable it will become and how well it’ll be correctly positioned as a good business tool. We’ll have to wait until CES to visually see how successful this accessory will become.

via IntoMobile



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16 Comments

13. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

umm..I think its 50/50 here..3rd party company Mophie worked WITH apple...what else can be explained?

12. dandirk unregistered

I can see this as a great tool for a number of businesses that do work at peoples homes. Gardeners, Plumbers, window washers etc. They can process the transaction on location right away. This tech is not really related to iphone/android debate as much as everyone here wants it to be. Released by a 3rd party company, it will be released on iphone first which makes sense (due to higher adaption rates). Though android support will come soon after... As much as HOVA hates the idea, Android is now becoming a popular OS. Now there is finally more models then just the G1 and they are getting popular. I see more coming for android then I see even, coming for blackberry which amazes me. Though the key is that android has a similar interface/user base as the iphone (personal home, not business like blackberry).

2. VZWtrainer

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2008

Where does the receipt come out?

3. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Email

1. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Droid doesn't HA! And who said this wasn't a business mans phone.

4. cooter1979

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 28, 2009

Thought you would be in the closet yet Hova? Surely the adhesive hasn't failed yet.

5. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

while it seems like a cool concept i would never use it., and hova what does a debit card have to do with being a business man? everyone owns them now adays.

6. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Apple is always at the cutting edge in finding out new ways to take our money

7. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

You VZW fagboys just can't get over it. Did you read the article????? "...it’ll provide BUSINESS USERS an option to allow credit card transactions on the iPhone with the aid of an application..." If you're not gonna read the article you could probably refrain from posting anything unless you wanna continue to prove your ignorance...

8. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Damn Fanman... You are retarded. Yes, I used the word retarded. You despise everything that has to do with Apple. Apple didn't even come up with this... it was a different company. Small business owners would love this. It makes their business portable. Fanboys...Stop!

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

don't use retarded it's immature. at least call me an idiot or fuckin stupid. when did i ever say apple came up with this bro?

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i would be skeptic swiping my credit card on an iphone or any cell phone.

11. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

... ... ........ nuff said.

14. cooter1979

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 28, 2009

Wouldn't you be considered a "fanboy"?. Sounds like you and Hova are riding the Iphone bandwagon pretty hard

15. cooter1979

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 28, 2009

... ... .......nuff said.

16. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

You like my line enough to use it, huh? Fanman is a fanboy, hence my commence. Get a clue. Also there, Cooter, this is about something to help businesses out. I am more than sure this will come out for the Droid (Android at that). When it does, my compliments to it will be expressed. Your comments are irrelivant. Hell, I don't even know why I am wasting so much time responding to you. Thanks for being a contributing factor of my life being wasted. This is why I hate stupid people: I feel a moral obligation to straighten out your twisted and warped sense of thinking. Thanks Cooter... and all you other morons out there.

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