January 28th 2013
By Mike Flaminio
The mega office suppler Staples has sold accessories for Apple products in the past, but never actual products. That could be changing as items appeared in the company's online store, as reported by 9 to 5 Mac. Items have since been removed, but for a period of time there were listings for Apple TV, in addition to Apple branded accessories such as Lightning adapter, EarPods, and iPad cases.
Most likely this is the webmonkeys building out the online catalog, although it may not be for U.S. consumption through some error. We'll have to see if this indicates a new mega reseller for Apple gear. Staples hold corporate accounts for business of all sizes, and easier ordering could be a boon for Apple.
9 to 5 Mac