“Just weeks after rolling out a ground-breaking iPod touch point-of-sale system (POS), Apple may be preparing to commercialize the system and generate some revenue from its creation,” ifoAppleStore reports.
“According to insiders, Apple has been deluged with inquiries about the POS system, which is comprised of a sleek, custom-designed and manufactured shell that surrounds the iPod touch, and also incorporates a barcode scanner and magnetic stripe reader. The hardware links to custom-programmed [Mac OS X] software that streamlines the process of taking cash, credit or debit card payments for merchandise,” ifoAppleStore reports.
“Since the debut of the iPod POS , inquires have been coming from all directions, including from end-user small businesses, larger chains and system integrators,” ifoAppleStore reports. “Now, tipsters say, Apple retail executives have asked the retail store business specialists to collect contact information from anyone who inquires about the iPod touch system, apparently to create a database of potential customers if Apple decides to commercialize the product.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]