Amazon will finally sell the latest iPhone, an Amazon spokesman confirmed to Business Insider on Friday.
Amazon has signed an agreement with Apple to offer the iPhone manufacturer's latest products. Apple products will be shipped and sold by Amazon, including the latest iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.
This is Amazon's first selling the latest iPhone and iPad models directly to customers.
"Amazon is continuously working to improve customer experience, and one of the ways we do this is by increasing the range of products we know customers want. We look forward to expanding our range of Apple and Beats products globally," an Amazon- the spokesman said in a statement.
- iPad Pro
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple TV
- Mac computers
- Beats headphones
A remarkable exclusion is Apple's HomePod speaker, which competes directly with Amazon's Echo selection. "We make decisions about product range all the time, based on terms and a large number of other factors," said the spokesman.
If Amazon has carried Apple products, it has previously been a point of doubt between the two technology giants. For example, Amazon stopped carrying Apple TV in 201
Amazon has brought Apple products, including Mac computers and Beats. Additionally, some Apple products and accessories on Amazon were not previously sold by Amazon itself, but rather through third party sellers using the Marketplace.
As part of the agreement, only authorized Apple retailers may sell Beats and Apple products on Amazon, a new change noted in an email to merchants posted on several forums on Friday.
As part of the deal, anyone who sells Apple products on Amazon without authorization will have to apply to become an authorized reseller, or Amazon will remove their listings, according to an email posted to several Amazon reseller forums.
CNET first reported the deal between Apple and Amazon. Apple did not respond to a request for comment.
E-mail to sellers is reproduced below:
Amazon is constantly working to improve customer experience and one of the ways we do this is by increasing the range of products we know customers want. As part of a new deal with Apple, we work with a select group of authorized dealers to offer an expanded selection of Apple and Beats products, including new releases, in Amazon stores.
You receive this message because you currently sell or have previously sold Apple or Beat products. Your existing offers for these products will soon be removed from Amazon's online store in the United States. Contact Apple if you want to apply to become an authorized reseller on Amazon.
To prepare for this change, you can continue to sell these products on Amazon during your vacation until January 4, 2019. If you have remaining inventory of these products in Amazon inventory centers on January 5, 2019, you must create a removal order . Amazon will refund you for the return or collection fees through February 4, 2019. Please also note that you will not be able to ship shipments of these products to Amazon fulfillment centers effective December 1, 2018.
Thank you for selling Amazon, Amazon Services