After months of industry speculation it appears that Apple and Staples have finally tied the knot in a new agreement that places Apple products on the office supply giant’s shelves here in the U.S. According to several Staples employees tweets the deal appears to be done and an official announcement should follow shortly.
The vice president of international human resources at Staples, Regis Mulot, broke the news by tweeting:
After Canada, #Apple products are coming to #Staples in US. Great news!
— Regis Mulot (@FrenchHR) February 15, 2013
Erin LaFlamme, a Strategic Accounts coordinator at Staples, also tweeted the news:
Thanks #Apple for letting #Staples sell you…oh, and for the delicious apple products to celebrate at…
-Erin LaFlamme (@ErinLaFlamme)
We won’t have an exact launch timeline on when this is taking place or which Apple products will arrive at Staples stores until an official announcement is made. We’ll continue to follow the story and update this as it unfolds.