Dec 26

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As a Japanese tradition during new year, retailers will offer a “Fukubukuro” or “Mystery Bag” which can include a random assortment of products sold at a steep discount. Apple will also join this tradition, selling “Mystery Bags” that can include anything from iPods till MacBooks. » Japanese Apple Stores Will Start Selling “Mystery Bags” on January 2

Mar 26


AppleInsider reports that “a 14-page preview of the eponymous Steve Jobs manga was posted to the Web on Monday, with the first panels giving a look at how author Mari Yamazaki plans to to tell the tale of the late Apple co-founder“. The manga was posted in the April issue of the company’s Kiss magazine, which is a publication targeting the young adult to adult female demographic. » First Chapter Of ‘Official’ Jobs Biographic Manga Goes On Sale In Japan

Dec 27


During the new year in Japan, Apple will join the Fukubukuro, or “mystery bag” event on January 2th, when retailers will sell a grab bag that is filled with a random assortment of products sold at a steep discount. Apple has participated in this tradition for several years and sells their “Lucky Bags” for 33,000 yen or $390. Most of the times the bags include items like iPods, headphones, and t-shirts, however in previous years some lucky buyers received items like MacBook Airs or iPads, which have made Lucky Bags ultra popular in Japan. » Annual “Lucky Bags” Coming To Japanese Apple Stores On January 2

Sep 21


Just hours away from the official iPhone 5 launch in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom, lines at stores around the world are lengthening in anticipation of the event. iFixit is currently in Australia waiting outside the Telstra retail store “photo above” to purchase an iPhone 5 for teardown purposes. We will post their teardown video and photos ones they finish. » Lines At Apple Stores For iPhone 5 Launch Today!

Mar 15

Surprisingly the iPhone 4s is the most successful mobile phone in Japan. Why surprisingly? Well Japan is not known for their love for foreign high-tech products. In 2009 the very well-known magazine Wired stated this as the main reason why the iPhone didn’t become a success there. Somehow the iPhone suddenly became the best selling phone in the country.

» iPhone 4S has become best selling mobile phone in Japan

Jan 03

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Pen-Olson reported that there is a New Years Day shopping tradition in Japan that offers up a mystery bag of items usually at a discounted price. This year the bag cost 33000 yen (about $430), and most customers are hoping that there will be a big ticket item inside like an iPad 2 or a Macbook Air. In the picture above the lucky bag included an iPad 2, Smart Cover, Camera Connection Kit, headphones, and more. » Lucky Bags: Popular Apple Store Discount Tradition In Japan

Aug 22

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When iOS 5 will be released to the public, Japanese iPhone users will get the option to turn on the build-in EarthQuake Warning System. “9to5mac reported”. According to Time, who profiled Japans earthquake warning system earlier this year, the system gives warnings from seconds to one or two minutes before the earthquake hits. » iOS 5 Has Build In EarthQuake Warning System For Japanese Users

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