Office supply superstore Staples will beging selling Apple products soon in the United States and Canada, according to an exuberant tweet from the company’s senior vice president of global human resources, Regis Mulot. If he seems like an odd mouthpiece for such an announcement, there’s a reason for it: moments later, it was taken down.
His tweet wasn’t the only one. The deal was also confirmed by Vield Services Manager Mike Groggin, in which he admitted that “Staples just finalized a deal to begin selling Apple products.” Groggin has since protected his account, preventing people from seeing his tweets.
You can consider this news confirmed, then. The reason these guys are pulling their tweets is they spoke out of turn, and Apple is very protective of how these things get announced, and by whom.
It’s unknown what Apple products Staples will specifically be selling.