Apple reportedly moving from iPod touch to iPhone 5s for EasyPay retail system

Apple is apparently rolling out some changes to the EasyPay point of sale system found in Apple Retail Stores, phasing out the current iPod touch and its card reader. EasyPay will instead utilize an iPhone 5s going forward. An updated credit-card reader will be attached to the devices, which will contain some kind of RFID functionality, along with the ability to read chip and PIN cards, according to 9to5Mac:

Apple's upgrade to the iPhone 5s for employees brings new features via an upgraded point-of-sale sled that adds in RFID capabilities as well as chip and pin card reading functionality and improvements for Passbook scanning. The new accessories are also said to integrate a keypad to allow input of pin numbers for debit payment processing and more.

The EasyPay system has been used in Apple Stores since 2009, and the program currently runs on the fourth-generation iPod touch. EasyPay allows customers to check out without the need to stand in a line at a cash register, and employees can email them their receipts directly from the device. It's not clear

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Source: 9to5Mac

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