When it comes to shopping at a physical retail Apple Store, the stores often use the iPhone as a digital cash register or point-of-sale (POS) device.
It has now been reported by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman that Apple will be making some changes soon with how that system works, which includes Apple Store employees going from using the iPhone XS and transitioning to the iPhone 14 for a POS.
Apple retail stores will begin moving their point of sale systems (called Isaacs) from old iPhone Xs to iPhone 14s. This won’t mean anything for customers, but it’ll make things quicker for retail employees who often have to swap the aging iPhones out multiple times per day.
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) June 26, 2023
This will be a notable change for employees at the stores who have said they have had to change out the older iPhone XS multiple times throughout your average day.
When Apple launched Tap to Pay on the iPhone last year, that is when the company more-so focused on making the iPhone the POS terminal in its retail stores. By doing this, it enabled the stores to accept contactless payments like Apple Pay and Apple Card transactions right from a customer’s iPhone or Apple Watch, along with contactless credit/debit cards.
The company originally released the iPhone XS in 2018 and it will be the oldest version of the iPhone to be running iOS 17 when it releases later this year.
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