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Apple Business Chat expands to Canada, UK, Japan, several other countries

10/02/2018, 10:10 am

Apple's iMessage-based Business Chat platform is now available in many more countries, having originally launched as a U.S. exclusive earlier this year.

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'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' finally reaches $50M, slowest Nintendo phone game to hit milestone

09/07/2018, 10:09 am

Nintendo's "Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp" -- once a highly-anticipated iOS and Android game -- only recently surpassed $50 million in global player spending, making it the slowest of Nintendo's smartphone games to do so.

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Apple's iPhone could be hit by possible debundling of Japanese phone prices

08/21/2018, 11:08 am

The Japanese government is reportedly looking to stop local carriers from bundling the cost of smartphones into monthly service fees, in a change that could deliver a particularly hard blow to Apple.

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Apple probed in Japan for anti-competitive moves against Yahoo game platform

08/15/2018, 04:08 pm

The Japanese government has opened an investigation into whether Apple engaged in anti-competitive behavior when it applied pressure to prevent publishers from working with Yahoo Japan's Games Plus platform.

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Apple provides Japanese customers with free repairs following floods and landslides

07/27/2018, 09:07 am

Apple is pledging assistance to its Japanese customers affected by heavy rainfall in July, by announcing it will be providing repairs of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other hardware directly damaged by the natural disaster at no charge.

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Apple escapes punishment from Japanese regulator over iPhone carrier agreements

07/11/2018, 08:07 am

Apple has come under fire from Japan's Fair Trade Commission for agreements it made with the country's carriers, concluding the company may have breached antitrust rules by forcing mobile networks to subsidize the cost of the iPhone to consumers, causing firms to charge higher monthly fees.

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Apple to close last dedicated Apple Watch pop-up store on May 13

04/21/2018, 10:04 pm

Apple's pop-up Watch store located in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo will be closing on May 13th, according to recently-posted signage at the location.

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Apple reveals new Shinjuku store ahead of grand opening

04/05/2018, 12:04 am

Apple on Wednesday announced the grand opening of a retail outlet in Tokyo's Shinjuku ward, the first in a series of new stores, renovations and other investments planned for Japan.

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iPhone X bug causing Apple Pay problems for Suica users in Japan

03/26/2018, 10:03 pm

A months-old iPhone X bug is causing error messages and system failures when owners attempt to employ Apple Pay's NFC functionality at transit terminals in Japan, an especially troublesome situation for users of the popular Suica platform, prompting some to seek replacement hardware.

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Apple to open Shinjuku store in Tokyo on Apr. 7

03/19/2018, 09:03 am

Apple will launch a new store in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo on Apr. 7, giving the company another outlet in Japan's capital.

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Weak US Dollar will supercharge Apple's already hot overseas revenues

01/31/2018, 01:01 pm

Over the past year, the weakening U.S. dollar has created an increasingly favorable currency exchange environment boosting the value of Apple's foreign revenues as stated in dollars. That will have a significant impact on the company's quarterly earnings reported tomorrow.

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Kantar calls iPhone X pricing 'vindicated' as Apple sees marketshare grow across Europe, China, Australia & Japan

01/30/2018, 09:01 am

As hand wringing over the $999-and-up pricing of the iPhone X continues, analysts at Kantar Worldpanel see the premium-priced handset as a wise move for Apple, after tracking marketshare gains for iOS in a number of key markets across the globe.

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Apple Pay recruits new card issuers in US, Canada, Russia & Japan

12/06/2017, 11:12 am

Apple has updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers with dozens of new entries, mostly in the U.S., but also some in Canada, Russia, and Japan.

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Apple mulling $3B investment in Bain bid for Toshiba chip business, report says

09/14/2017, 12:09 am

In what could be Apple's largest single outside investment since its acquisition of Beats, the company is supposedly in discussions to put up around $3 billion toward Bain Capital's bid for Toshiba's memory chip business.

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Toshiba to sell chip unit to Western Digital for $18.3B, report says

09/11/2017, 11:09 pm

A new report claims Toshiba will sell its memory chip business to a consortium led by technology partner Western Digital, potentially ending a contentious months-long search for a buyer that included candidates Apple and its manufacturing partner Foxconn.

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Apple starts hiring for ninth Japanese store, based in Kyoto

08/07/2017, 12:08 pm

Apple is preparing to launch a new store in Kyoto, Japan, newly-published job listings reveal -- just its ninth in the entire country, despite a years-long presence there.

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Apple Pay gets 26 more issuing partners in US, UK, Australia, Canada & Japan

08/01/2017, 02:08 pm

Apple has updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers to include 21 more U.S. banks and credit unions, plus another five institutions spread across Australia, Canada, Japan, and the U.K.

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Toshiba in talks with Western Digital, Apple-backed Foxconn consortium about chip unit sale

07/11/2017, 10:07 am

Despite having picked another group as the preferred bidder for its memory business, Toshiba is reportedly talking to two other interested parties as well -- Western Digital, and a Foxconn consortium including Apple, Dell, and Kingston.

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Toshiba sues Western Digital for $1.07B to keep sale of memory chip unit on track

06/28/2017, 09:06 am

Toshiba on Wednesday filed a $1.07 billion lawsuit against Western Digital in Tokyo District Court, trying to halt any intervention in the sale of Toshiba's memory chip business to a consortium including Bain Capital and Japanese government investors.

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Toshiba selects winning bidder for chip business, rules out Apple/Dell/Foxconn consortium

06/21/2017, 01:06 pm

Toshiba has chosen a consortium formed by Bain Capital, Mitsubishi, and Japanese government investors as the preferred bidder for its memory chip business, effectively locking out a Foxconn-led consortium including the likes of Apple and Dell.

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