The 10 Biggest Channel Stories Of 2012


1. It's Apple's world ...

... we just live in it. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company now accounts for more than 10 percent of revenue for both Ingram Micro and Tech Data, becoming only the second company for each (after HP) to garner a double-digit percentage of sales.

Its products, even new ones like the iPad Mini, (pictured) continue to resonate with both consumers and commercial customers.

Under Tim Cook's leadership, Apple was also chosen by VARs as the 12th best vendor to partner with after not even being on the list in 2011.