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Topic: Japan

Japanese smartphone buyers prefer Apple's anticipated 5.5" 'iPhone 6,' data shows

09/03/2014, 03:09 pm

Consumers in Japan -- now one of Apple's most important markets -- are excited by the prospect of a larger iPhone and the increased screen size could be a key driver of sales to new customers in the Asian nation, according to new survey data released this week.

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Apple's iPhone now accounts for one in three Japanese mobile phone shipments

05/13/2014, 11:05 pm

After striking a deal to sell the iPhone through Japan's largest wireless telecom NTT DoCoMo, Apple now owns more than 36 percent of the country's entire cellular market, far outpacing worldwide rival Samsung.

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Japanese court says Apple's iPhones, iPads don't infringe on Samsung patents

03/25/2014, 08:03 am

Apple has once again defeated rival Samsung in the courtroom, this time in Japan, where it was ruled that the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPad 2 do not infringe on data communication patents owned by the South Korean electronics giant.

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Apple's iPad Air, iPad mini take 6 of Japan's top 10 tablet sales spots

12/11/2013, 06:12 pm

During its first month on the market, Apple's iPad Air has taken four of Japan's top ten tablet slots while iPad mini has taken two additional spots, giving Apple 60 percent of the sales charts.

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Apple's iPhone 5s & 5c take 9 of Japan's top 10 smartphone sales spots

11/30/2013, 12:11 pm

Just over two months after Apple launched its new iPhone 5s and 5c across Japan's three major carriers, weekly sales rankings list various iPhone models split between the carriers took 9 of the top 10 smartphone slots.

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Apple's iPhone 5s, 5c take 76% share of Japanese sales in October, including 61% on NTT DoCoMo

11/27/2013, 01:11 pm

Apple's new iPhones are big in Japan, taking a 61 percent share of NTT DoCoMo smartphone sales and a 76 percent share of overall sales during the month of October.

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Thanks to iPhone, Japan becomes Apple's hottest market

11/11/2013, 10:11 am

The iPhone and iPad have upended Japan's mobile device market, pushing out traditionally strong Japanese manufacturers and elevating the Land of the Rising Sun to the top of Apple's growth charts, according to a new report.

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Shifting currencies lead to 'stealth' price drop for Apple in emerging markets

10/01/2013, 09:10 am

As emerging market currencies fall against the U.S. dollar, Apple appears to have chosen not to raise its prices, possibly signaling Cupertino's intention to use the devaluations to increase market share.

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iPhone boosts T-Mobile's sales share, while Apple breaks even with Android in Japan

09/30/2013, 02:09 pm

Strong sales of the iPhone aren't just proving beneficial for Apple, they're also helping out formerly struggling carriers that have picked up Apple's bestselling device, according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

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Japanese customers brave typhoon in line for Apple's next iPhones

09/16/2013, 08:09 am

Customers camped out for this Friday's iPhone launch in Tokyo were offered refuge inside an Apple retail store just before a typhoon hit the area.

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Apple plans opening of first new Tokyo retail store since 2005

08/28/2013, 12:08 pm

The coming months will see the construction of Apple's first new retail outlet in Japan's capital city of Tokyo in 8 years, according to a new report.

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Pressure mounts on Japan's largest carrier as it still refuses to carry Apple's iPhone

07/05/2013, 08:07 am

NTT DoCoMo Inc., the largest wireless carrier in Japan, has lost 3.2 million users over the last 4 and a half years without carrying the iPhone, yet the carrier remains steadfast in refusing to make a deal with Apple.

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Apple's iPhone still tops Japan, but discounts give Sony a big boost

06/14/2013, 12:06 pm

Apple's iPhone may hold the top spot among smartphones in the Japanese market, but a recent push by Sony and a major carrier has its Xperia handsets rushing up the sales charts.

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Apple's iPhone was No. 1 smartphone in Japan in 2011 with 7.25M sold

05/10/2012, 03:05 pm

Sales of the iPhone in Japan reached 7.25 million units in all of 2011, making Apple the top smartphone vendor in the country.

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Sony shedding 10,000 jobs as new CEO promises change

04/12/2012, 04:04 am

Sony's new CEO Kazuo Hirai announced on Thursday an aggressive plan to turn around the ailing electronics titan that will result in 10,000 job cuts.

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Foxconn recruiter says next-gen iPhone arriving in June - rumor

04/02/2012, 09:04 pm

A Japanese-language TV program has recorded a Foxconn recruiter in Taiyuan, China as saying that Apple will release its next-generation iPhone in June.

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Users say Siri struggles in Japanese debut

03/12/2012, 10:03 pm

Apple added Japanese language support to Siri last week with the release of iOS 5.1, but some Japanese speakers are having trouble being understood by the voice assistant.

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iPhone tops smartphone sales in Japan for the first time

03/09/2012, 04:03 pm

During the winter quarter, Apple's iPhone topped smartphone sales in Japan for the first time, with 26.6 percent market share.

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Siri itself confirms Japanese support coming soon to Apple's iPhone 4S

02/14/2012, 10:02 pm

Apple's Siri virtual assistant for the iPhone 4S claims it can already speak Japanese, despite the fact that the language is not yet enabled in the feature's settings.

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New Sony CEO looking to shift to Apple-like integration of hardware, software [u]

02/02/2012, 01:02 am

Kazuo Hirai, Sony's newly-announced President and CEO, has ambitious plans for the consumer electronics giant that entail strategies that are often strongly associated with Apple: centralized top-down decision-making on products and a focus on software and service combined with hardware.

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