Square has finally debuted a new swipe-based card reader that is compatible with iPhones and iPads with a Lightning port. Previously, iPhone owners with late-model devices that don’t have a headphone jack were required to use an adapter.
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.
Square will continue to sell the credit card reader that uses the 3.5mm headphone jack on other compatible devices.
For more information about the new Lightning port-compatible Square Reader, visit the Square website.