Square’s new NFC card reader is now available at Apple Stores nationwide, or online.
The reader, which accepts both chip cards and forms of NFC payments like Android Pay and Apple Pay, will sell for $49 both online and in-store. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to be live on Apple’s site just yet, but Apple is still selling other Square hardware.
Last year, Square CEO Jack Dorsey quietly proclaimed Square would quickly adapt to new payment methods. After a testing period and slow initial rollout, Square is now easily available.
It’s a clever move by Apple, too. As the company looks to tightly integrate Apple Pay with large retailers, Square’s card reader can pick up the slack with smaller mom-and-pop shops and mid-size businesses.
➤ NFC Reader [Square]