Apple sold more phones in Japan than any other manufacturer last year
Apple sold more phones in Japan than any other manufacturer last year, rising above local manufacturers for the first time, according to a research firm. The report from Counterpoint Research, said Apple had a 15 percent market share in the country for the full year, just above the 14 percent market share held by both Sharp and Fujitsu. The report also said that foreign manufacturers accounted for half of the market during the fourth quarter.
Japan’s mobile market has been called a Galapagos environment because it evolved separately from the rest of the world, and companies like Sharp have embraced the concept and used it in their branding.