GameStop will soon be carrying Apple
devices, including iPads, iPhones, and iPods. This week the retailer began accepting
iOS devices as trade-ins for in-store credit, which is likely a method of
phasing in used products before introducing new devices. GameStop made the
announcement Apple's devices would be sold in its stores during a trade show in
Las Vegas last week, reports 9to5mac.com.
The new product line hitting GameStop
shelves may coincide with the new iPhone5 coming out in October, which could
give both companies a push - not that Apple really needs one. The company sold 20.34
million iPhones during the June quarter of 2011. For GameStop this is the
latest in a series of bold moves. It also began beta testing its game streaming service and experimenting
with digital distribution, recently.
So as brick and mortar stores continue to become less necessary, iOS devices may
provide one more reason to keep GameStop around.
Sep 7, 2011