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Why the Japanese hate the iPhone

From Wired: Why the Japanese Hate the iPhone

This article assumes that SoftBank’s iPhone For Everybody indicates that the Japanese hate the iPhone. Disappointingly, there isn’t a scrap of market data in the entire article. Considering how many iPhones one sees in the subway, I doubt there to be a universal hatred for the iPhone in the Japanese street. Surely there could be another reason for the promotion that a writer could speculate about (eg. a new model to be released?) rather than propagating a cultural stereotype.

Furthermore, Chen asks if Apple will say sayonara to the Japanese market. Apple still sells the tv here, if that’s any indication.