Lowe’s buys 42,000 iPhones

Lowe’s announcement on Aug. 31 of its very own Lowe’s App for iPhones and iPads was apparently just one bite of the apple. The home improvement retailer has purchased 42,000 iPhones and intends to use them as mobile cash registers in its stores, according to an article in Business Insider

Each Lowe’s store will receive 25 iPhones to process payments using credit and debit cards and also look up information to answer customers' questions, the article said. 

Home Depot rolled out a similar system to its employees last year using handheld devices made by Motorola.