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Topic: Japan

Japan disaster hasn't 'meaningfully impacted' Apple's iPad 2 supply

03/25/2011, 08:03 am

Despite initial concerns that the earthquake in Japan might result in a shortage of components for devices like Apple's iPad 2, a new report says the impact so far has only been "modest" at worst.

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Apple may agree to component price hikes to secure touch panel supply

03/23/2011, 08:03 am

Apple could agree to pay more for touch panel components from overseas suppliers to secure supply in the face of the Japan earthquake, according to a new report.

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Apple delays launch of iPad 2 in Japan in wake of earthquake disaster

03/15/2011, 01:03 pm

Though Japan was originally scheduled to be one of a number of countries where the iPad 2 will launch next week, Apple announced on Wednesday that it has delayed the launch while the country works to recover from the recent earthquake and tsunami disaster.

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Japan Apple Stores serve as rallying point after massive quake

03/14/2011, 10:03 pm

Crowds have flocked to the Apple Stores in Japan in order to stay connected after last week's devastating earthquake, according to e-mails reportedly from an Apple retail store manager in Japan.

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Japanese publishers censure Apple over App Store copyright violations

12/14/2010, 12:12 am

A consortium of Japanese publishers rebuked Apple on Tuesday for approving App Store apps that violate the copyrights of several famous Japanese authors.

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Softbank to offer fully subsidized iPad in Japan with 25-month contract

11/30/2010, 02:11 am

Japanese carrier Softbank will begin offering the 16GB iPad 3G for free when customers sign up for a 25 month, $56 a month contract, a new report claims.

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iPhone 4 Retina Display matched by upcoming Sharp smartphone

10/04/2010, 08:10 pm

Sharp has challenged Apple's smartphone display reign by announcing an Android smartphone with the same resolution and dimensions as the iPhone 4's Retina Display.

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Apple must publicize iPod nano fix in Japan, iPhone 4 to access DoCoMo

08/06/2010, 09:08 am

Apple has been ordered to inform customers in Japan how to receive a replacement battery for iPod nanos that can catch fire, while a wireless provider has taken steps to allow unlocked iPhone 4 devices on the DoCoMo network.

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Inside Apple's iOS 4: new feature parity with Snow Leopard

06/18/2010, 12:06 am

Apple's iOS 4 features the biggest foundational leap for developers since the company first opened up iPhone OS 2.0 to development, now catching up to the core features of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

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iPad 3G is SIM-locked to Softbank Mobile network in Japan

05/10/2010, 09:05 am

Despite Apple's claims that the iPad would ship unlocked, allowing owners of the 3G model to access any compatible wireless data network they might choose, the device is locked to carrier Softbank Mobile in Japan.

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Japanese Apple resellers halt Web sales, China iPhone price cut planned

04/27/2010, 08:04 am

Online electronics discount stores in Japan have reportedly been asked by Apple to cease sales of iPods, Macs and other products. Also, China Unicom may cut the price of the iPhone by 1,000 yuan, or nearly $150, in an effort to boost sales.

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Apple iPhone takes 72% of Japanese smartphone market

04/23/2010, 09:04 am

Apple's smartphone presence in Japan has more than doubled in the last year, with the iPhone taking an estimated 72 percent of total sales in the country.

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Apple's iPhone commands 46% of Japanese smartphone market

12/18/2009, 08:12 am

Nearly half of all domestic smartphone users have turned to the iPhone in Japan, giving Apple a dominant position in the market, according to a new study.

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Japanese iPhone 3G sales better than reported

09/27/2008, 11:09 am

Despite a widely publicized report that suggested iPhone sales in Japan were less than half of initial expectations, independent data shows that sales are right in line with expectations in a market that is often difficult for Western companies to enter.

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