Apple retail stores are looking to move away from EasyPay, a specialized PDA device built by Symbol and running Windows Mobile-based handheld checkout devices in favor of iPod touches with custom accessory add-ons, with a transition expected to follow the release of iPhone 3.0 later this year. Sources familiar with Apple’s plans say that the company’s retail stores plan to begin rolling out iPhone units running customized POS software with support for an external credit card reader unit as early as July, with expectations of completing the rollout by September.
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