Amazon is the elephant in many rooms. And like an elephant, it doesn't necessarily play friendly with everyone else in the room. The relationship between Amazon and Google, for instance, is strained at best. That's why there's no native, official YouTube app for Amazon Fire tablets. Amazon's relationship with Apple is equally complicated, but it looks like they've come to an agreement about selling Apple products on the website.

Now, this isn't to say that you couldn't buy Apple products on Amazon before. Here's a listing for an iPhone X for $1,070, for example. But if you look a little closer at that listing, you'll see that the iPhone "ships from and [is] sold by TechnoMaster." That's not Amazon. That's not Apple.

Under the new deal, Apple authorized sellers would then enter into the fray to sell Apple products too. This could include the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods and whatever else. There's nothing wrong with buying from third party resellers, but that is a bit of a grey market. The new deal makes things a little more official.

The agreement to sell Apple products on Amazon includes not only the primary US storefront, but also the regionalized versions of Amazon in places like Japan, India, Germany, Italy, France and the UK. An Amazon spokesperson says that they "look forward to expanding our assortment of Apple and Beats products globally." Curiously, that "assortment" will not include the HomePod for some reason.


But hey, now it means that you will soon be able to pick up an iPad with same day Amazon Prime shipping. Expect the first wave of Apple products to show up on Amazon in a few weeks, hopefully in time for the holiday shopping rush.

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