Apple’s deal with Japan’s largest mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo was a smartphone move for the company, as according to a recent report, the deal has helped the Apple iPhone grab a 36 percent share of Japan’s mobile phone market.
The news comes in a report from research firm MM Research Institute LTD, who have said that sales of the Apple iPhone accounted for 36.5 percent of all mobile phone sales in Japan for the 12 months up until the end of March 2014.
Back in January, Apple started selling the iPhone 4 in India again, last week Apple stopped selling the handset in the country, and the apparent reason for this is that Apple are getting ready to launch the 8GB iPhone 5C in India.
The iPhone 4 was sold as the entry level iPhone in India, the device will now be replaced with the 8GB iPhone 5C, and the handset is expected to retail for around 35,000 RS in India, the 16GB model currently retails for 41,900 Rs.
The new iPhone 6 will come in two sizes, one with a 4.7 inch display, the other with a 5.5 inch display, and now we have a video comparing the an iPhone 6 mockup to the latest smartphones from HTC and Samsung.
The video shows the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8 compared to the iPhone 6 mockup, which gives us an idea of how the devices compare in terms of design and size.
Detailed by Apple enthusiast blog 9to5Mac this week, Apple has rolled out a new promotion targeted at iPhone owners that are still using the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Starting on May 8, 2014, Apple is offering up to $99 for an iPhone 4 trade-in and up to $199 for an iPhone 4S trade-in when upgrading to either the iPhone 5c or iPhone 5S.
This promotion is pretty much in line with other retailers. Amazon, for instance, offers between $65 to $75 for a base model iPhone 4 and about $140 for the base model iPhone 4S. It’s likely that Apple has a similar pricing structure between the base models and the more expensive models with increased storage space.Â