Square Announces New Square Reader With Lightning Connector

Square Announces New Square Reader With Lightning Connector

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Square has announced the launch of a new Square Reader for magstripe with a Lightning connector.

If you’re taking payments with an iPhone 7, 8, or X and a magstripe reader, you’ve had to use an adapter. While this works, it’s just another device you have to remember to bring with you wherever you go. Now Square Reader for magstripe has a new Lightning connection option. The reader includes everything you love about Square — fast setup, no commitments, clear pricing, fast deposits, serious security, and no charging necessary — but it’s now compatible with Apple Lightning devices, with easier, more accurate swiping.

“We’ve been using Square’s new reader for magstripe with the Lightning connector every week at farmers markets to sell our goat cheese, and we love how it provides a seamless experience,” said Ben Guyton from Pure Luck Farm and Dairy. “We can swipe using just one hand, and rather than worrying about payments, we can focus on talking with our customers and selling our cheese.”

Square also announced that you can now use the Square Reader for magstripe with headset jack to take payments on an Apple computer or Chromebook.

You can take payments on an Apple computer running Google Chrome or Apple Safari browsers, or on a Chromebook running a Google Chrome browser. Setup takes just a few minutes. If you already have Square Reader for magstripe, plug the reader into your computer’s audio jack, open up Virtual Terminal, follow the onscreen prompts, and start swiping cards to take payments from your computer right away.

You can get the new Square Reader at the link below.

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