Published: Mon, November 12, 2018
Tech | By Anita Cain

Amazon agrees to list iPhone, iPads, other Apple products

Amazon agrees to list iPhone, iPads, other Apple products

Amazon is signing a deal with Apple to expand its collection of Cupertino's hardware. Previously, Amazon sold only older model iPhones.

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CNET reports that Apples authorized resellers will mostly be stocking the retailer and non-approved sellers will not be able to send Apple products to Amazon warehouses after December 1 as part of the deal. Industry watchers, however, said Amazon could easily circumvent the rule by making Cloudtail, an entity in which it owns 49 per cent, a certified reseller of Apple products.

Apple-authorised resellers in India include the likes of Reliance Digital, Chroma and Sangeetha, which are largely offline sellers and see themselves as rivals of Amazon. They have until January 4, 2019 to sell their existing products before Amazon removes all of their listings.

Amazon and Apple have entered into an agreement for the consumer hardware giant to sell several of its wares on the marketplace in eight regions just in time for the holiday season.

The company said it only affects the original iPhone X, which has been superseded by the iPhone XS and XR released this autumn. Usually when announcing a fix or replacement program the company will explain that people in certain parts of the world are affected, or people who bought devices in a particular time-frame, or have devices with a serial number in a certain range.

The two companies have occasionally been at odds over the sale of Apple devices.

While this new agreement won't cover every currently-offered Apple device, it will include a lot of them.

Amazon said on Friday it would begin selling the most-recent iPhone, iPad, Mac computer, Apple Watch and Apple TV models on its website, along with branded accessories and headphones from Apple's Beats subsidiary.

Amazon dominates online retail in the United States, dwarfing even its closest competitors.

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