Apple Will Continue Using Portable Check-Out Devices

December 29, 2005

Peter Burrows at BusinessWeek online has an Apple source who says the company has declared the Symbol portable computers and “EasyPay” program a success, and stores will continue to use them for quick customer check-out after the holiday buying season. The devices were introduced to help handle the holiday buying crush, but experienced occasional glitches in reading ATM and credit cards, or would crash. Read Steve Jobs’ take on e-mail receipts and Burrows’ other information, his evaluation of iPod Express, or my earlier evaluation of the iPod Express program.

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