Amazon shoppers are about to see a whole lot more Apple products on the retailer’s online storefront.
Apple and Amazon have reportedly inked a deal that allows Amazon to sell Apple’s newest iPhones and other products. The deal gives Apple a huge new sales channel but there’s one product Amazon doesn’t want to sell for Apple.
The HomePod speaker won’t be available to buy through Amazon. The iPhone XR, iPhone XS, Apple WAtch Series 4 and iPad Pro will be available for purchase though. Those products are currently unavailable on the site. Only Apple-authorized resellers will be allowed to sell Apple and Beats products on Amazon’s marketplace now.
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Amazon and Apple don’t always play well together. The Apple TV was removed from Amazon’s website for two years and was just added back last year. The Echo lineup of speakers are one of HomePod’s biggest competitors, so it’s not a surprise that Amazon is boycotting the device. Its own foray into smartphones and tablets hasn’t been nearly as successful.
“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,” said an Amazon spokesperson in a statement to Cnet. “We look forward to expanding our assortment of Apple and Beats products globally.”
Apple’s deal includes Amazon’s sites in UK, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan and Spain. Product listings should start popping up in the coming weeks, just before the Black Friday shopping madness begins.