Square's new Square Stand turns an iPad into a point of sale for cards and Apple Pay

Square Stand
Square Stand (Image credit: Square)

What you need to know

  • Square has unveiled the new Square Stand.
  • The updated Square Stand allows retailers to easily accept card and Apple Pay payments.
  • The new Square Stand costs $149.

Square has today announced the updated Square Stand, a new way for retailers to accept payments using an iPad. Payments can come in the form of card, contactless, and Apple Pay payments and the self-contained unit will look right at home at your local artisanal coffee shop.

The new stand builds on the previous model but is now a one-piece wonder priced at $149. The unit looks stunning and will hopefully make it easier and faster than ever for retailers to accept payments without the mess of cables that is normally associated with point of sale (POS) systems.

Square says that its new Square Stand supports iPads with 10.2-inch and 10.5-inch screen sizes, meaning older iPad Air and iPad Pro tablets are good to go. The full list of compatible iPads reads:

  • iPad (9th generation 2021)
  • iPad (8th generation 2020)
  • iPad (7th generation 2019)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation 2019)
  • iPad Pro 10.5"

Square also offers a number of accessories for those who need to accept cash, have add a bar code scanner, and more.

With Square Stand's included USB hub and your iPad's built-in Bluetooth and Network compatibility, growing your setup is super easy. Add a receipt printer, bar code scanner, cash drawer, and more.

This new-look system is likely to be the best iPad POS offering around and you can order one of your very own right now. The Square website is also the place you'll want to go to learn more about how the new system works and what it'll cost you to use it.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.