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No iPhone audio jack? No problem as CardFlight intros Bluetooth-based mPOS

CardFlight, a mobile point-of-sale technology provider, is launching the Bold B550 and Bold B500, a new family of mobile card readers that communicate with iOS and Android devices by Bluetooth technology, according to a company press release.

The launch follows Apple's announcement of the iPhone 7, which does not contain an audio jack.

CardFlight clients who want to use new smartphone and tablet devices can accept payments using the latest mobile payment technologies, including EMV chip cards, contactless NFC payments and mobile wallets such as Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, with the new readers that connect via Bluetooth instead of an audio jack.

Additionally, the Bold B500 and Bold B550 will be available through CardFlight SDK, a software development kit product, which enables mobile app developers to incorporate card-present payments into their own applications. The semi-integrated product enables developers to integrate in a matter of days, without having to perform their own EMV certifications with processors and payment networks, a solution used by Peloton and Indochino among many other innovative companies.

"Our partners look to CardFlight to provide the best mobile payment acceptance technology for today and for the future," said Derek Webster, founder and CEO of CardFlight. "Today's announcement reinforces our commitment to supporting new payment technologies and providing the best platform for mobile merchants of all types."