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I'm pretty sure they are the same thing. Even with Square accounts that have the dongle that plugs into an iPad requires a PIN input by the customer for debit POS, so that's why I think PIN pads are part and parcel of any merchant card acceptance device and are integrated (rather than sold separately). I have no idea how the new chip cards work with wireless Square-enabled or other similar devices now that I think about it but maybe it just reads the mag strip since all chip cards still have those, unless they come with chip-readers now.