Apple is now ahead of Samsung in the apple products in Japan because many Japanese like. Nearly one in three smartphones sold in Japan last year was apple brand, driving sales of Apple way ahead of Samsung's main rival in the country, according to data published by a local research firm.
In the fiscal year ended March 31 smartphone vendors shipped 24.2 million devices in Japan, of which 30 percent is the iPhone, making Apple the clear leader in that category, according to MM Research Institute seller. Samsung captured 8.3 percent share, trailing Apple and domestic maker Sharp, Fujitsu and Sony.
Global Data published recently have shown that the smartphone market dominated by Apple and Samsung. IDC and Strategy Analytics estimates that Apple overtook Samsung for the top spot in the January-to-March, while iSuppli said Apple was the leader. A rough comparison of the figures show Japan make up approximately five percent of the global smartphone market.
Apple and Samsung have been trading the lead they release a new model, with the launch of Apple iPhone 4S late last year gave a final push. Samsung is currently preparing to launch its Galaxy S3 handset, because it goes on sale worldwide over the next few months, while Apple is expected to release a new iPhone later this year.
IPhone 4S acquired customers in Japan at a sharp pace last year, the first time an Apple mobile phone has been carried out by two operators in the country. Au joined Softbank to offer the device, leaving only the main DoCoMo Japan's three carriers without a phone. All three of the handset offers a portfolio of Samsung.
Data from the MM show that smartphones comprised 57 percent of total mobile shipments during the fiscal year, pushing Apple to number two in the overall Japanese mobile market, behind Fujitsu. Growing smartphone market has been lifted once stagnant Japanese mobile phone market, pushing shipments total 42.7 million, the first time in four years this number has exceeded 40 million.
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