Until now Apple Stores used Windows CE based handheld computers for checkouts. Looks like things are gonna change soon. Why? Because customers complained quite often. Apple Insider explains, “Customers have also complained about Apple’s check-out method, saying that it’s confusing to make a purchase without a conspicuous, well-identified POS counter or waiting line.” Apple Stores will now feature a new payment system that uses iPod Touch as the primary hardware running an application called EasyPay Touch.
“After entering all the products and totaling the cost, the employee presses an on-screen “Cash” button to electronically open one of several cash drawers installed around the store.” How cool is that!
So when does this happen? Very soon. Within two weeks Apple Stores are returning the current Windows CE based devices and start using the customized iPod Touch to check out customers.