Square has publicly unveiled its Tap-to-Pay solution for iPhone after running an early access program for the past few months. That means sellers in the US can now use the company’s point-of-sale app to receive payments from customers using only their iPhones, wherever they are. Sure, they’ll need a newer iPhone — the oldest model that can do the feature is the iPhone 11 — but they don’t need to buy any additional hardware to access the feature.
As with any other point-of-sale system, sellers only need to call up the sale in the Square app and then let the customer pay using contactless credit and debit cards or Apple Pay and other digital wallets. Square hopes the solution will also provide small merchants with an easy way to do in-person business. In its announcement, the company also addressed a potential security issue, saying that Apple doesn’t store card numbers on the seller’s device or on its servers.
Square announced back in June that it would support Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhones, which the tech giant tested at its visitor center in May. At the same time, it opened up its Early Access program to give select sellers and retailers a chance to try it out. One of the participants said it allows their company to better serve younger customers who prefer to pay with their digital wallets and contactless cards.
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