Fone 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
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.