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iPhone in Japan

December 4th, 2013

This is kind of crazy. After two months, the iPhone still dominates the top 9 rankings in smartphone sales in Japan. Consistently. That’s something like 9 weeks in a row. And not just because DoCoMo is in the picture now, they occupy only the #5 and #9 spots, compared to Softbank’s dominance of the #1, #3, #4, and #6 positions.

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  1. Troy
    December 6th, 2013 at 16:49 | #1

    Apple Japan had $13.4B in sales in FY13 for them (which ended in Sept). This is up from $5.4B in FY11.

    To put that in perspective, FY03 sales totaled $6B, for the entire company.

    I have a friend now retired in the Santa Cruz mountains thanks to AAPL, LOL.

    Funny how Japan’s programming skills utterly failed them, 1980-now.

    They were supposed to take over the world, but the problem was they ran out of brains.


    The US not only had a domestic university system 100X more powerful than Japan’s, we also imported the world’s brains.

    Plus having the lingua franca of tech be English has helped us a lot.

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