Sweet Revenge: Square’s mobile payment card reader now available on Apple online store, retail stores this week

The Square Credit Card Reader is now available on Apple’s online store and, according to TechCrunch, it will be available in Apple retail stores later this week.

The management team at Square must be feeling pretty good these days. Square was the target of a vicious PR campaign by a much larger hardware maker and mobile payments rival in early March. Observers of the salvos have commented  that the attacks, supported with ads and YouTube videos, back-fired when the industry and Square’s customers rallied around the start-up.

Square looks like it will get the last laugh over the smack-talk by a larger competitor because according to TechCrunch, Square will replace their bigger rival as the “only payments solution featured in the store,” Up until recently, a competitor’s mobile sleeve was available.

The Square card reader retails for $9.95, and includes a $10 Square credit when new customers activate their Square account. The Square Credit Card Reader is available in black or white, and is compatible with any 4th generation iPod touch, iPhone 3 or 4, or iPad. The app is free on the Apple app store or iTunes. The card reader will accept any U.S.-issued Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card for a 2.75% service fee. There is no monthly or annual fee.