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