Simply Mac, famous authorized dealer Apple and service provider owned by GameStop, is closing a number of its physical stores in the United States. Stores in North Carolina, North Dakota, Montana, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Utah, Idaho, Maryland, and South Dakota went out of business last week.
According to some rumors, the closings are due to the end of the contract between Simply Mac and the Cupertino company. On the social network Twitter, the chain of stores however affirmed the opposite. A spokesperson for GameStop said that they are the result of too large a drop in sales. This explanation seems more plausible when you know that some shops are still open.
The closure of several Simply Mac stores comes at a time when GameStop is facing increasingly weak sales. Earlier this month, GameStop announced that sales during the holiday period had dropped 16.4% from 2015. Since the beginning of the year, the apple brand has also been phasing out of its mini Apple Stores (read: London: the Apple Store dedicated to closed Apple Watch).