Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Square adds Lightning connector to free credit card reader via AppleInsider

I keep a Square reader in my wallet for whenever I need it, but as I look to upgrade my phone to one without a headphone jack, this update from Square could become critical.  — Douglas

Square has updated their free magstripe card reader with a Lightning connector to finally work on the latest iPhone's without using an adapter. Now both a Lightning and 3.5mm audio jack version are available to merchants.

After Apple abandoned the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, more people were affected than just those looking to listen to music.

Merchants everywhere that relied on Square's diminutive card reader were forced to use Apple's included 3.5mm audio jack to Lightning adapter that shipped with the iPhone 7 and later.

Read Square adds Lightning connector to free credit card reader via AppleInsider

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