Though authorized third party business agents were initially restricted from selling the iPhone because of supply constraints and reported difficulties with iTunes registration, Apple has now flipped the switch, allowing Apple authorized business agents to market and sell the iPhone.
iPhone Atlas reader Tim Keppler let us know that his Authorized Business Agent storefront, Technical Resource Systems, Inc., is now selling the iPhone, which ships within 24 hours.
The orders are still fulfilled through Apple, but the Apple Authorized Business Agent program carries its own separate stock of iPhones. Customers enter an individual Agent ID when purchasing products through the Apple Business Agent Store, and agents earn revenue from the purchase.
This development could indicate that other, major third-party resellers with independent warehouses and storefronts could soon gain the ability to stock and sell the iPhone.