AppleInsider has a great, exclusive look from ifoAppleStore at the new iPod touch-based EasyPay system Apple Retail Stores are set to roll out, replacing their old WindowsCE gear.

Those who have seen the system for processing credit card, debit card and cash purchases, dubbed "EasyPay touch," said it combines iPod touch features with a magnetic stripe reader, advanced barcode scanner and Apple-written software to speed plastic and cash transactions.

It definitely bulks up Steve's ultra-thin portable, but it's no doubt refreshingly modern technology -- and Apple's own -- going into the hands of employees. Check it out via the link above and let us know what you think.