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Apple_iphone_Japan - Apple iPhone Sales in Japan (ECO 204)...

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Apple iPhone Sales in Japan (ECO 204) 1 Apple's Latest iPhone Sees Slow Japan Sales Wall Street Journal : September 15, 2008 Two months after its launch, the latest version of Apple Inc.'s iPhone is showing strong sales around the world ‐‐ except in Japan. Demand has dropped from launch levels in July when Taichiro Nakamura bought his iPhone at a Tokyo store. Apple's partnership with Japan's third largest mobile operator, Softbank Corp., to sell the iPhone 3G certainly created a buzz. Like elsewhere, Japanese consumers lined up at stores in advance of the phone's release on July 11, and many locations sold out almost immediately. But now analysts estimate that demand in Japan has fallen to a third of what it was initially and analysts are now expecting fewer iPhone sales. There is no supply shortage: The device is readily available in Apple and Softbank stores and other outlets. Major electronics retailer Yodobashi Camera's megastore in the western city of Osaka, for example, recently had more than 100 of them stacked up in open view. A spokesman for Softbank, which has 19.5 million wireless subscribers, said the iPhone continues to be popular, but declined to provide details. A spokesman for Apple Japan declined
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