Credit card scanning add-on coming to iPhone

Mophie iPhone credit card scanner
Mophie turns iPhone owners into mobile merchants

Mophie, maker of battery add-ons and cases for iPhones and iPods is set to show off its credit card reader and third-party app for the iPhone.

Debuting at CES 2010, the add-on will enable iPhone users to take credit card payments by swiping the card through the reader attached to their mobile phone.

Read more: Square

It won't be the only card reader available for the iPhone – Square, set up by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and currently in private beta, offers a similar device which allows iPhone and Android users to accept payments.

Square says its service will be made available for public use in "early 2010".

Via Pocket-Lint