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Topic: Japan

Apple turns on Apple Pay in Japan with debut of iOS 10.1 & watchOS 3.1

10/24/2016, 03:10 pm

In tandem with Monday's iOS and watchOS updates, Apple has activated Apple Pay in Japan, potentially one of the platform's most important markets.


Apple releases final version of iOS 10.1 with Portrait mode for iPhone 7 Plus

10/24/2016, 01:10 pm

Following several betas, Apple on Monday released the final version of iOS 10.1, bringing a promised Portrait shooting mode to owners of the iPhone 7 Plus, and various fixes for all compatible iOS devices.


Apple's new Japan R&D center to build 'very different' artificial intelligence tech, Tim Cook says

10/17/2016, 08:10 am

Apple's investments in Siri and artificial intelligence will grow in the coming months, Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed in a new interview, disclosing that his company's Yokohama, Japan, facility will boast "deep engineering" for machine learning.


Tim Cook meets with Japan's prime minister, says Apple Yokohama R&D center to be completed in December

10/14/2016, 10:10 am

As part of this week's tour across Asia, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday, and revealed details about a new research and development center set to open there soon.


Japan considers antitrust action against Apple over iPhone carrier deals

09/23/2016, 09:09 am

The Japanese government is considering pursuing an antitrust case against Apple because of its local carrier deals, a report said on Friday, echoing similar complaints in other countries.


Apple pays $118M tax for underreported iTunes Japan income, report says

09/16/2016, 01:09 am

Japan's tax authority ordered Apple to pay about 12 billion yen (roughly $118 million) in taxes for improperly reporting earnings associated with its iTunes unit, according to local reports Friday.


Apple, Google app store practices stymie competition, Japan trade report says

09/14/2016, 08:09 pm

According to a recent report by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, limitations applied to developers marketing their wares through proprietary app stores run by Apple and Google are a hindrance to smartphone app industry competition.


Apple Maps team enhances Japanese station data, setting stage for transit directions in iOS 10

08/25/2016, 09:08 am

Apple is reportedly improving the detail of its train/subway station mapping for Tokyo and other Japanese cities, preparing for the long-awaited arrival of public transit directions.


Apple opens iTunes carrier billing to Japan, expected to bring option to more countries soon

08/17/2016, 09:08 am

Apple has launched carrier billing options in Japan, giving residents there an alternative to using credit or gift cards when making purchases from iTunes, Apple Music, or the App Store.


Apple touts Japanese job creation, boost to nation's economy

08/01/2016, 07:08 pm

Apple Japan published a special informational page to its regional website on Monday detailing how the company's various hardware, software and services businesses have positively impacted the Asian nation in 2015.


Apple makes across-the-board cuts to Japanese iPhone prices

04/22/2016, 10:04 am

Apple on Friday instituted price drops across its entire Japanese iPhone lineup, typically slashing costs by about 10 percent, in what is reported to be a response to a fluctuating yen/dollar exchange rate.


Apple's Yokohama, Japan R&D facility opening delayed until early 2017

04/11/2016, 09:04 am

Apple's upcoming research and development facility was originally due to be completed this year, but new details posted at the construction site reveal the facility will now be completed by March of 2017.


Ginza Apple Store calls off promotional event in wake of bomb threat

12/07/2015, 08:12 am

The Ginza Apple Store in Tokyo was forced to cancel an event on Sunday following the delivery of an anonymous letter, which threatened a bombing unless the event was called off.


Apple to aid Japan's elderly with iPads in latest fruits of IBM alliance

04/30/2015, 09:04 am

Japan Post has forged a deal with Apple and IBM that will see iPads put in the hands of elderly Japanese under the care of the national Watch Over service, the companies announced on Thursday.


Apple's Japanese R&D facility confirmed for Yokohama with 2016 completion date

03/25/2015, 09:03 am

An Apple research and development facility promised by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been formally announced by the mayor of Yokohama, and is due to be completed sometime in 2016.


Apple to build major new R&D facility in Japan, prime minister reveals

12/09/2014, 07:12 am

Apple is on the verge of announcing a 'cutting-edge' new research and development center located in Japan, the nation's prime minister revealed on Tuesday.


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.


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.


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.


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.