Amazon Strikes Deal With Apple to Officially Sell iPhones, iPads, and Macs

Apple said to begin selling iPhone XR, new iPad Pro, and more on Amazon

Apple strikes a deal to bring the iPhone, Apple Watch, and more to Amazon

The deal includes Apple and Beats devices, according to CNET (though not all products, as the Apple HomePod won't be sold), and it affect both the USA and United Kingdom, along with several other European countries, Japan, and India.

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.

Apple does already sell some accessories, like the AirPods, original Apple Pencil, Lightning EarPods and more as of right now.

The lineup will include the Apple Watch but not the Apple HomePod, a high-end alternative to Amazon's voice-controlled Echo device.

There will be some impact from this agreement on other sellers, though. Apple is partnering with Amazon to officially open the doors for authorized resellers to list the former's latest tablets, smartphones, and smartwatches on the digital marketplace.

Amazon said today its website will now offer the most-recent iPhones - including the XS and XS Max, introduced in September - as well as iPad, Mac computer, Apple Watch and Apple TV models.

"Amazon is constantly working to enhance the customer experience, and one of the ways we do this is by increasing selection of the products we know customers want", the company said in a statement provided to Deadline.

The deal underscores how top brands such as Apple and Nike Inc, which long resisted distributing products via Amazon, are increasingly turning to the e-commerce site because it has become a critical channel for reaching customers. For the record, Apples MacBooks have always been available from the retailer. This is also an attempt by Amazon to weed out the counterfeit goods that are available on the platform.

There's no word on when these listings will go live, but CNET says that listings from independent sellers will be removed from the site after January 4.

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