Square launches thinner credit card reader

Ian Hardy

December 9, 2013 1:03pm

Square unveiled their new Square Reader today and is reportedly 45% thinner than the first generation, just over 7mm or the thickness of an iPhone 5s. The new design also brings “custom-designed components” that will see the swiping accuracy enhanced, plus the 3.5mm jack is now compatible with more devices. This is now available via Square’s site and will hit retailers early 2014.

Square recently announced that Canadian business have processed over $100 million in credit card payments through its mobile commerce platform.

Source: Square
Via: Wired

  • Matthew

    are they developing a card reader the accepts the chip on the credit cards?

  • lei huang

    if they could offer pin reader, will be much better

    • Detroit Velvet Smooth

      For Canadians and the rest of the world pretty much. But Americans don’t use chips. They still swipe everything.

  • Mitchell Leitman

    But where does the chip from the credit card go? Mag stripes are so 1983!

  • CADDMan71

    When the heck is Square going to make it so I can use this on my Windows Phone?

  • bingobango

    square is garbage

    • Mitchell Leitman

      Square is so square!

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