RUMOR: Apple is Considering Commercializing New iPod Touch EasyPay System

Posted on December 2, 2009 by

There is speculation that Apple is preparing to commercialize their new iPod Touch point-of-sale (POS) system.  Apple’s response to this theory has always been that the iPod Touch POS is a proprietary product and unavailable for sale.  So, I’m not sure how true this rumor is, but I thought it was worth noting anyway.

ifoAppleStore reports the following:
Just weeks after rolling out a ground-breaking iPod touch point-of-sale system (POS), Apple may be preparing to commercialize the system and generate some revenue from its creation. Coincidentally, the move comes on the same day that the founder of Twitter announced a possible competitor to the iPod POS, which will allow small businesses to easily and quickly accept credit card payments using a mobile device. According to insiders, Apple has been deluged with inquiries about the POS system, which is comprised of a sleek, custom-designed and manufactured shell that surrounds the iPod touch, and also incorporates a barcode scanner and magnetic stripe reader. The hardware links to custom-programmed software that streamlines the process of taking cash, credit or debit card payments for merchandise.

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