Tech Data pilots iPhone distribution

Distributor Tech Data is running a pilot programme for Apple's iPhone 4s, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and related accessories. It will sell these to its resellers in Western Europe starting in early November in Germany and France, followed by other countries over the course of the month.

It is targetting both the copnsumer and commercial markets: “We are excited to distribute iPhone and a wide range of related accessories across Western Europe just in time for the key holiday season,” said Nestor Cano, president, Tech Data Europe. “We have the right team, customer base and country coverage in place to grow our resellers’ business significantly in both the consumer and commercial markets.”

SIM lock-free iPhones and accessories will be available to IT and mobile resellers via Tech Data Europe’s e-commerce systems (EDI, XML, or InTouch website) or local sales representatives.