“Apple’s iPad Air will be good for business, and not just its own,” Michael Essany reports for The Examiner. “According to a growing number of analysts and experts in the payments processing space, the iPad Air could be a major boon for mobile payments.”

“The 1-pound device delivers a 9.7-inch Retina display, 10 hours of battery life, and the smallest bezel ever delivered in this product category,” Essany reports. “Within hours of the iPad Air’s formal unveiling, countless small business owners expressed their excitement for the new tablet on their blogs and in interviews with the media.”

“Why? The lighter and more powerful the tablet, the better the future looks for mobile payments and the convenience they afford to small business owners,” Essany reports. “According to the latest industry estimates, mobile payment transactions are projected to reach $1.3 trillion by 2017.”

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