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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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posted on 13 Feb 2013, 00:57 4

1. husfus (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


What about Sony?

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 01:05 1

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.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 01:24

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


Most iPhone users in Japan are Nintendo fans :)

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 01:35 2

4. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; 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.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 01:42

5. wendygarett (unregistered)


I love Nintendo because of pokemon :p
but nice to see you have an antique from them :)

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 02:13

8. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; 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.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 02:09 4

6. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Go APPLE!! Go APPLE!!

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 02:12 11

7. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Your name and avatar leads me to believe you're ready for the iPhone 20.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 02:31 5

10. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I'm always ready whatever Apple will release their product XD

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 03:21 3

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?

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 03:32

12. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


No way I will eat that kind of fruit.... XD

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 02:28 1

9. bakhtawar (Posts: 33; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


this year sony f**k every one :P

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 04:13

13. jsdechavez (Posts: 703; 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?

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