May 12, 2014
It was back in 2009 that Apple first began utilizing its iPod touch as an ‘EasyPay’ system for employees in its retails stores. Now Apple is in the process of updating its current mPOS system that utilizes the iPod touch with a new iPhone 5S based system, according to 9to5mac. The iPhone 5S-based POS system also includes a number of additional new features.
The upgraded system includes a new shell or sled that attaches to the iPhone 5S. This is made by VeriFone Systems, one of the world’s leading POS vendors, says Forbes. The new device is around one ounce heavier and a bit thicker than the previous model.
Apple has already outlined quite a few other modifications over the previous system, including longer battery life, 2D bar code scanning capability, and better network connectivity, according to an internal memo obtained by 9to5mac. Apple has already sent out the iPhone 5s to several stores in the U.S. with units set to be rolled out to every store in the country over the next couple of weeks, according to 9to5mac. The company also seeks to alter the EasyPay name.