The Apple Store app has added a quick scan and pay feature for Australian shoppers, to get what they want in a hurry.
Apple's iPod-Touch-based point-of-sale system, dubbed EasyPay, had been rumored to be available for third-party retailers looking for a mobile solution to their sales experience.
In what seems like a natural step, Apple will let store customers start using its own Passbook app for purchases, say blog sites TUAW and 9to5Mac.
Apple's retail outlets could be in the midst of some internal strife, with a new report pointing to budget cuts and lower employee morale.
Apple's self-checkout option works relatively smoothly, though there are some potential stumbling blocks along the way.
CNET's Josh Lowensohn talks about the fix Apple issued this week for the iPhone battery-life issue. He also gives you the rest of the big Apple news and rumors in this edition of Apple Talk Weekly.
Version 2.0 of the Apple Store app gives iPhone users the ability to order a product online, pick it up in a store, and pay for the item via self-checkout.
Updates to the Apple Store app could also let customers order online, pick up at a local store, and even pay via their iPhone.
Customers could soon be able to walk out of Apple retail stores with new swag without having to stop at the register, according to a report.
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