Apple Store's New Credit Card Tech Is Its Most Reliable Yet

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Because it was invented some time in the 1940s.

In the wake of what appears to be a global iTunes/App Store outage, Apple Store employees (at least those in the UK, where this picture was taken) are resorting to some severely old school methods of payment.

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Yes, that is a manual, carbon copy credit card imprinter. Or for the kids out there, this thing:

The future! [The Next Web]

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YankeesRule

The irony... buying a crazy advanced 5k iMac or Mac Pro and paying for it with... a carbon copy credit card machine. Kind of curious how they will handle credit cards being declined...