Apple iPhone takes the top spot in Japan last year for the first time ever
0. phoneArena 13 Feb 2013, 00:51 posted on
With 16% of the Japanese smartphone market by the end of last year, the Apple iPhone took the top spot in the country finishing the year with a 15% market share; Apple had taken the top spot from hometown manufacturer Sharp in the fourth quarter of 2011, but Sharp regained the top spot during trhe first half of last year...
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2. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
I was just going to ask the same thing, pretty surprised here. Congrats to apple, I would just assume that sony/samsung/huawei would be dominating.
3. wendygarett (unregistered)
Most iPhone users in Japan are Nintendo fans :)
4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8841; Member since: 14 May 2012)
There is and always will be a soft spot for Nintendo in my heart. My N64 still looks brand new after 16 years.
5. wendygarett (unregistered)
I love Nintendo because of pokemon :p
but nice to see you have an antique from them :)
8. GeekMovement (Posts: 1519; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
N64 is antique? I still play Super Nintendo with the classic Super Mario World and the original Donkey Kong Countries.
But aside from that note, I am one of the "odd" ones that is a nintendo fan, but not an iPhone user.
7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8841; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Your name and avatar leads me to believe you're ready for the iPhone 20.
10. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
I'm always ready whatever Apple will release their product XD
11. bachelorrn0121 (Posts: 57; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
If apple release is**t and they said it is most nutritious food you will eat it?
12. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
No way I will eat that kind of fruit.... XD
13. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
But most other phones in Japan are miles ahead of the iPhone5! Take Sharp Aquos phones for example, they're all waterproof. What's happening Japs?