Apple said during WWDC 2015 that more than 1 million retailers already accept Apple Pay. That number will soon expand, too, because the company announced a new Square reader is coming soon, which will allow retailers to easily accept contactless Apple Pay payments. It will also support chip cards in addition to ApplePay and other NFC payment options.
The new reader is expected to launch sometime this fall, when it will be available in Apple Store locations, and Apple said pre-orders will open today. It is available for $49.00 and Square will reimburse up to $49 within the first three months.