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iPhone 6 in three Asian markets Sept 19, but not China

Apple fanboys in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan can preorder the latest iPhone from September 12 and receive the smartphone on September 19, when it is available to nine countries in the first wave of its global launch. Surprisingly, China is left out of this initial list.

September 10, 2014 by

iPhone 5 Map 'fixes' Japan-China island dispute

Ongoing territory disputes between China and Japan seem "solved" by the widely criticized Apple Maps adopted in iPhone 5, which reveals two sets of the islands appearing next to each other--one under Japan and one under China.

September 24, 2012 by

Samsung: 'Apple started it'

Samsung has filed for bans on Apple's iPhone 4S smartphone in Japan and Australia, saying it will not back down in its global war with the American company.The Tokyo-based suit also seeks a preliminary injunction against sales of the iPad 2 tablet, according to The Korea Times.

October 17, 2011 by

iPhone 4 mania invades France (photos)

The iPhone 4 didn't just launch in the United States today. The first wave of the international launch took place in the U.K., Germany, Japan and France, where lines at Paris' flagship Apple Store were très, très long.

June 24, 2010 by

First Intel MID now available for $699

There was a lot of Intel MID (Mobile Internet Device) news and demos at CES back in January, but we are just now starting to see them become available. Jenn from Pocketables posted that the Aigo P8860D/Gigabyte M528 MID is now shipping from Japan for US$699 with free worldwide shipping. The device has been on ebay, but this is the first official reseller carrying the device. I haven't read anywhere that other MID devices are coming soon with most speculation showing 2009 availability. With devices like the iPhone/iPod Touch and Nokia N810 I am not sure there is a real need for a device like these, but then again with Linux or Windows XP your browser experience should not be limited like it is on all of these existing handheld devices.

September 30, 2008 by

iPhone 3G buzz around the world

From Australia to Japan to San Francisco, Apple fanboys and girls are buzzing over the iPhone 3G's release. CNET.com's Kara Tsuboi takes us on a spin around the world to gauge the pandemonium from some of the 70 countries hot to get their hands on the new Apple smartphone.

July 10, 2008 by

Apple's biggest threat: High expectations

Apple has notched another milestone in its iPhone international expansion by inking a deal with Softbank Mobile to bring the device to Japan "later this year."In a statement Softbank Mobile said:SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp.

June 3, 2008 by

iPhone displays may be coming from Japan

Although it was previously thought that AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux Display would be the manufacturers chosen by Apple to fabricate the iPhone's "multi-touch" displays, a DigiTimes report citing "sources at panel makers" said the major suppliers for the panels may be "two Japan-based players while an unspecified Taiwan-based company may be a secondary source for the iPhone panels.

May 29, 2007 by

Carnival of the Mobilists #61 sports a Japanese theme

As promised last week, I want to keep informing readers of the availability of the latest Carnival of the Mobilists issue since there really are some great pieces of writing in every weekly newsletter. This week Wireless World Japan hosts Carnival #61. The Carnival takes on a Japanese theme with articles this week falling into the carnival themes of behind the scenes, music, magic, floats, gods, food stalls and 3GSM Barcelona. Is the mobile phone market a two horse race between Nokia and Motorola? As I talked a bit about when the iPhone was announced, do people prefer buttons on their phones? How can you optimize your use of Opera Mini? The answers and discussions to these and many more topics can be found in this latest edition of the Carnival of the Mobilists so visit and enjoy the articles.

February 6, 2007 by

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