There’s two major differences between iZettle and Square.
- Size and plugin location. iZettle attaches to the USB part of the phone and looks more like a battery charger.
- Sharing. iZettle enables sharing of the transaction to Facebook and Twitter so you can make/receive payment and share it out to your network.
Jack Dorsey should be excited about the European competitor.
If there’s one thing Jack does best it’s keep his products simple, like Twitter. Square is still thinner than iZettle and goes easily into the audio jack. Adding sharing features is not essential but easy to implement.
Square welcomes iZettle if only to show clear superiority in design and transaction platform.