Apple has announced an American distribution agreement with TechData.

Mitch Mandich, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide sales, said: "Tech Data has made a strong commitment to help Apple get our products into the channel faster."

Steven A Raymund, Tech data’s chairman and CEO, was enthusiastic about Apple. He said: "Apple’s new direction and product lines are winning unanimous accolades as Apple gains loyalty and momentum."

Tech Data is setting up a unit to deal exclusively with Apple products and to cater for Apple’s resellers. The company already carries Apple products in Europe and Latin America.