Fone Zone acquires Next Byte, Australia’s #1 Mac reseller

DiskoFone Zone announce their $21 million cash + equity acquisition of Next Byte – Australia’s largest Apple reseller.What does this mean for consumers? Not a whole lot. Fone Zone probably just want to get in on the growing Mac sales and some iPhone action, when/if it is released in Australia. But who knows, I might be wrong.[…] Thanks to Disko for providing this nice story on Digg (more than 17Diggs).

What other users say about this:

tejas57: this is a case of a retailer getting out of the market before the official stores open in sydney and melbourne and decimate the business there

chromerium: Woah.

For those of you not living in Australia and don’t know the situation here, but basically Apple have no official Apple Stores here (yet – there are rumours of one opening in Sydney Real Soon Now) so most business for Apple is done through resellers.


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