Apple has started rolling out its tricked out iPod touch to its stores, to allow its salespeople to swipe your credit card regardless of where you are in the store.
The iPod touch-based point of sale (POS) systems includes an add-on scanner that lets employees scan multiple barcodes at the same time.
In addition to being able to show off Apple technology, switching to an iPod touch-based POS means employees won't have to rely on the Windows-based EasyPay devices they used to use and allows Apple to banish Microsoft from store all together (apart from software they actually sell).
Experienced first hand, the sales clerk was able to process our order, have a receipt sent to our address and move on to the next customer within a matter of minutes.
The Apple salesperson wasn't overly keen on letting us snap the shot so we promised not to mention which store we were in.