Despite an initial launch that made spur-of-the-moment ordering nearly impossible, Apple has done what would have been inconceivable four months ago: lowered its order for the iPhone 5's production in the first quarter of 2013 by a significant, apprehension-inducing amount that is either foretelling or downright embarrassing. With reports ablaze that the next iPhone could launch around June, this could very well be fuel for a convincing fire.
Albeit Square's credit card reader has garnered some attention, Verifone's competing credit card reader may be given the green light by Apple itself, as Apple has set aside space for it on its retail store shelves. Per The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Verifone will be selling its PAYware Mobile units from Apple Store locations come the end of March.
For users adopting the PAYware service, there's both an activation fee as well as a monthly fee on top of a per-payment charge, the reader itself taking up the iPhone's dock port.