Published: Mon, November 12, 2018
IT | By Emmett Cole

Apple plans to sell more of its products on Amazon

Apple plans to sell more of its products on Amazon

An additional source of angst was Apple's decision to stop reporting the unit sales of phones, given that its long-term focus is shifting toward service-based revenue and away from hardware.

Sellers found out about the change Friday morning in a letter from Amazon, obtained by CNN Business. Amazon now carries the Apple TV, but only after it became compatible with Amazon's Prime Video.

Just in time for the holidays, Apple and Amazon have struck a deal dramatically expanding the selection of Apple devices sold on the e-commerce platform.

Two of Apple's most popular products over the past year could be subject to some rather nasty malfunctions according to the company. Those who are now selling Apple products will need to be granted that authorization to continue selling.

CNET, which confirmed these plans with Amazon, explains that once this partnership of sorts goes into effect, authorized resellers will be the only ones allowed to offer Apple's products through Amazon.

Until now, you can only find Apple product listings on Amazon from 3rd party sellers. Independent sellers with Apple inventory will have their listings removed after January 4, 2019.

Now Apple has announced that customers can have a free screen replacement, with customers who have already paid for the fix able to request a refund.

'We look forward to those customers having another great way to buy iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac and more'. Apple representatives did not immediately respond to a request for further comment on the deal.

In coming weeks, Amazon will start offering the latest editions of Apple's iPhone, iPad and other devices like Beats headphones in these markets. And even with this new deal, Amazon still won't sell Apple's HomePod, a competitor to Amazon's Echo devices.

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

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