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.
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At PacSec Tokyo 2013, hacking teams from Japan and China compromised iPhone 5 running iOS 6 and iOS 7 and a Samsung Galaxy S4.
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.
The three countries are among the first wave of nine markets worldwide that will sell Apple's latest smartphone on Sep. 21, but not all telcos may be supporting its LTE capability.
Apple may be releasing an LTE-enabled iPhone 5 and iPad 3 in Japan next year on it's largest carrier, NTT Docomo, according to rumours.
With the iPhone 4S making record sales in Japan last month, Apple has finally reached the levels of popularity it enjoys in the West. How has the sudden shift affected networks?
Korean electronics giant files suit against Apple in Japan and Australia for patent infringment in latest attempt to halt iPhone 4S sales.
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.
As Samsung appeals sales bans in place in Australia and the Netherlands, the smartphone giant is seeking a wider ban of the iPhone 4S in both Australia and Japan.
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.
Japanese company I-O Data has released the SEG Clip, which will allow iPhone and iPod touch owners to watch digital TV on their phone/iPod. Of course, this is only available in Japan, since it is the only country -- along with Peru and Brazil -- that uses the 1Seg digital TV standard.
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.
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.
The iPhone 3G will be available in Japan on 11 July 2008 at 12 noon, but unlike in the United States, it will not be sold at the Apple Store Japan. Instead iPhone 3G will be sold by local carrier SoftBank Mobile Corp.
Apple's insistance on a built-in battery for the iPhone could mean that the device ends up being a flop in Japan.
One of the biggest and most underreported features in the new iPhone 3G is international 3G support.The Murata LMRX3JCA-479 tri-band 3G radio will allow this phone to work in places that have only 3G and no GSM – for example Japan.
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.
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Apple delivers hefty patch haul; Addresses Leopard flaws and Safari David Morgenstern: Are Mac users more honest than Windows users? Treating Leopard's Finder not-fully-loading bugWSJ: Apple meets with DoCoMo, Softbank over iPhone in 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.
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.
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