Apple Store’s new self-checkout feature: useful or not?

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Apple Stores new self-checkout feature: useful or not?

Apple 's new EasyPay lets you check out your own items at the Apple Store.

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Apple ‘s new EasyPay self-checkout feature lets you pay for your own items at the Apple store, but I ran into one bump in the road as I tried to check out a couple of products.

The EasyPay feature requires you to download the latest 2.0 version of the Apple Store app. To buy an item, you’re supposed to scan its barcode with your iPhone ‘s camera, at which point it’s added to your shopping cart. You then pay for your goods using the credit card associated with your Apple ID and iTunes account.

Beyond letting you pay for your own items, the app allows you to order a product online and then pick it up at your nearby store. But it was EasyPay that I was especially keen to try out.

Over the weekend I headed off to an Apple store where I picked up two accessories for my iPhone –an AC adapter and a car charger. An Apple rep asked if I wanted her to ring up the items, but I told her I was interested in trying the self-checkout.

I fired up the Apple Store app, expecting to find an EasyPay button or option somewhere … [Read more]

Apple Stores new self-checkout feature: useful or not?

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