In a brand new agreement between tech giants Amazon in addition to Apple, shoppers will soon see a selection of the latest Apple products on Amazon.com, Amazon told CNBC in statement.
The agreement means the latest Apple products like the iPhone XR, XS in addition to XS Max will be available on Amazon.
Amazon in addition to Apple have a history of tentatively approaching deals with one another, careful not to give the additional an undue advantage. Until last year, the companies were in a standoff over the Apple TV. Apple wanted Amazon to sell the product on its site, in addition to in turn, Amazon wanted Apple to add its Prime Video streaming app to the device. Amazon stopped selling the Apple TV in 2015, which CEO Jeff Bezos later explained was to avoid confusing customers who could assume Amazon’s streaming service could come standard on a device they buy on Amazon.
currently, you can find Apple TVs on Amazon, in addition to the Amazon Prime Video app on Apple TVs.
Currently, many Apple products are only available on Amazon through third-party resellers in addition to the prices in addition to conditions vary widely. The brand new deal, which will take effect on Amazon sites from the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan in addition to India from the next few weeks, will limit resellers of Apple in addition to Beats products to those authorized by Apple. Independent sellers of Apple products will have their listings removed after Jan. 4, 2019, however they can apply for authorization through Apple.
Still, shoppers won’t find Apple’s smart speaker, the HomePod, on Amazon. Amazon doesn’t sell the Google Home speaker either, in addition to features a history of blocking potentially competitive Google products through its site.
In a statement, an Amazon spokesperson said the company “is actually constantly working to enhance the customer experience, in addition to one of the ways we do This specific is actually by increasing selection of the products we know customers want. We look forward to expanding our assortment of Apple in addition to Beats products globally.”
An Apple spokesperson said in a statement, “We’re working with Amazon to improve the experience for Apple customers on their site in addition to we look forward to those customers having another great way to buy iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac in addition to more.”