square today announced A new version of its Square Stand point-of-sale system that allows businesses to easily accept in-person payments.

Square Stand Second Generation iPhone
second generation square stand An iPad combines the Square POS app and built-in payment readers for contactless payments, such as Apple Pay and chip-enabled credit and debit cards. Separate paid readers were required for the original Square stand.

With the original swivel design, the new square stand can be easily folded towards the customer at checkout. Several payment methods are available, including tapping an iPhone or Apple Watch with Apple Pay, tapping a chip-enabled card, or inserting a chip-enabled card. For magnetic stripe payments that still require swiping, Square sells a magstripe reader that can plug into the Square Stand’s audio jack.

new square stand available to order Starting today for $149 in the United States, orders begin in June in the UK. The stand is compatible with 10.2-inch and 10.5-inch iPad models, such as the ninth-generation iPad and third-generation iPad Air. The iPad must be purchased separately, but the Square POS app is free to use.

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