Android phones may be dominating but right now in Japan, Apple is surprisingly becoming more popular capturing 34 percent of the mobile market. This news is from Counterpoint Research who shared the latest in the mobile industry in Japan.
Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 5S and the [easyazon-link asin=”B00F3IU2UW” locale=”us”]iPhone 5C[/easyazon-link] has done the market good. There’s also Japanese mobile carrier NTT DOCOMO now offering the iPhone.
Apple now accounts for 34 percent of the 2.8 million phones sold in the country. It’s definitely a huge leap from the small 14 percent share seen last July and August combined. According to Director of Counterpoint Tom Kang, it’s the first time any brand surpassed the 30 percent mark the past decade in Japan.