Apple has begun selling IRIS optical character-recognition products through its US retail stores and online shops.

Apple will sell IRIS products, including the IRISPen II and IRIS Business Card Reader II. The products cost £129.

IRIS welcomes Apple's decision: "We are delighted to start this business relationship with Apple, and proud to have such a prestigious international partner. This partnership is a real recognition of IRIS Mac OS X products? quality. It will help IRIS to generate awareness of its range of products and to penetrate the American and European Mac markets."