Amazon Inks Deal to Sell New Apple Products Like iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and 2018 iPad Pro

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    Amazon and Apple have reached an agreement that will see Amazon selling an expanded selection of iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch devices through its online storefronts in the United States, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, and India, reports CNET.

    In the near future, Amazon will offer its customers the Apple latest devices, which includes the new 2018 iPad Pro models, the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4 models, the 2018 Mac mini, and a selection of Beats headphones. The products will be available through Apple-authorized resellers on Amazon's marketplace.

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    Certain Apple products will not be included on Amazon's site, such as the HomePod, which directly competes with Amazon's line of Echo devices.

    In a statement provided to CNET, Amazon said that it added Apple products because it's always aiming to improve the customer experience.
    At the current time, many Apple products are not available on Amazon's site or are sold through unreliable third-party marketplace sellers at non-standard prices. With the new agreement, Apple devices will be available at regular retail prices.

    Independent sellers who offer new and used Apple products on Amazon will have their listings removed after January 4, 2019, under the new deal. Those sellers will need to apply to become Apple authorized resellers on Amazon to continue to offer their wares.

    As CNET points out, while this deal will provide customers with access to a greater selection of Apple products at standard prices, it could potentially impact the used Apple device market on the platform.

    Article Link: Amazon Inks Deal to Sell New Apple Products Like iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and 2018 iPad Pro
     
  2. Mathias Denichi macrumors 6502

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    BEYSWOOOOSEEEEEEE! Going to really hurt Best Buy Online.
     
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    Unless they are (decently) cheaper, which I doubt they will be, I'd sooner buy direct from Apple.
     
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    That's good because trying to order an iPhone on Apple's website always crashes Safari (or any browser) on my phone. I can't order one from my iPhone (but I can order a Mac). Way to go apple.

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    Typical Amazon offering: Also available from these sellers... $2,599 + $249 shipping.
     
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    Great move by them, have Amazon be the one stop shop for everything

    Hopefully Prime shipping is available
     
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    Some people might want the Amazon points.
     
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    Somewhere in a darkened windowless (as well as soulless) room, Cook and Bezos and their respective legal teams are awkwardly high-fiving each other.
     
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    Apple's return policy is 14 days while Amazon is a generous 30 days. Will that be the case with Apple products as well? May be a better buy through Amazon if you're not sure on a product...
     
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    I'm a bit torn. I like open access to markets but I also am wary about sketchy third party sellers. I know they have the reputation system but it strikes me there has to be a better way to accomplish this. I don't have any ideas on what that better way may be though.
     
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    Most Apple products have always been available for sale on Amazon, and many still won't be for sale on Amazon after this.

    The change is you would be buying the products from Apple or an authorized reseller, rather than from some no name Miami-based warehouse that may or may not be selling stolen products. It will also eliminate a lot of the price gouging that goes on.
     
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    A couple of years ago I bought my MBP 15" Retina on Amazon. I got it for $100 less than Apple, and delivered more quickly too for free. I assumed Amazon already sold most of the newer Apple thingies, but I guess they didn't. I'm glad Amazon will now be selling more of Apple products.
     
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    This is the better way. Read the article from the top.
     
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    Why not just use the Apple app? Super fast and easy.
     
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    Most Apple thingies are already sold on Amazon. People read the article.
     
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    I can sense how bad these apple products are selling
     
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    In what way?
     
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    I wasn't clear but that's what I'm torn about. I don't necessarily like that independent resellers will be removed unless they become official Apple partners. Plus side is we don't have (as much) sketchiness but the down side is I think small sellers need access to major marketplaces like this.
     
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    I'd like to see that.

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    True. 5% back on a $1400 iPhone would be nice!
     
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    Good, take out all the trash (3rd party sellers). My girlfriend bought her mom a "certified refurbished" 6S+ from a 3rd party seller and the screen was very scratched among other issues. She was able to return it through Amazon thankfully. There are so many unwitting customers who have no idea and just assume because it's on Amazon, it's good quality and from a reputable seller. 100% agree with this move, don't feel bad at all for shady 3rd party sellers. Do it the right way and get authorized.
     

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