How Square Made Its Own iPad Replacement | WIRED


IF YOU KNOW the company Square, it’s probably because you’ve paid in a store using a Square “stand,” a dock that supports a tablet, or you’ve swiped your card through Square Reader, a smartphone dongle that processes payments. These products have a simplistic, decidedly Apple-y aesthetic, from the simple dongle to the all-white stand that typically houses an iPad. But since late last year, Square has been quietly selling its own tablet, the Square Register, a $999, Android-based custom system. And the company has taken an obsessive approach to designing the product.

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