New Square reader lets merchants accept ApplePay, other options

Beginning today, 100 American food service providers will begin accepting chip cards and options such as Apple Pay and Android Pay on Square’s new reader. Customers can pay with a tap of their phone.

Participating cities include Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.

The new contactless and chip card reader is a wireless solution which connects with Square Stand or a mobile device while pairing with Square’s point-of-sale app. A customer can either insert their EMV chip-enabled card or hold their device near the reader to pay. The customer does not have to sign anything if they possess Touch ID, the iPhone fingerprint technology.

The new Square reader costs $49.

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