iPad stand...can we use the Square Stand

BRowe
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The square stand ($99) has a stand and swiper built in.  Does it work with Shopify POS?  This is what it looks like:

http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/articles/technology/technology/2013/05/130514_TECH_SQUARESTAN...

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Massaad
Shopify Staff
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Hello BRowe,

Unfortunately the hardware you linked to is not compatible with other software such as ours. It would physically hold the iPad, but that is the only part that would work.

Because of the encryption used to keep your customer information safe we cannot easily share swiper technology, but we're always looking for the best payments solutions.

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BarSoapShop
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I'm curious if there are any updates to this post since 2014.  We have a Square Stand for iPad that comes with a tap/chip/card reader.  Can I run my Shopify POS app using this equipment?  If not, why not?  Why wouldn't the Shopify POS app be able to read the card info and process it like a phone swiper?  I can use any phone credit card swiper interchangeably (works for Square and Shopify).  Why would this chip reader on the Square Stand be any different?  

Here's the stand in question:

https://squareup.com/shop/hardware/us/en/products/ipad-pos-stand-credit-card-reader?ds_e_ad_type=pla...

Thank you!

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