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iPhone shipment to Japan dropped 10.6 pct in 2015

iPhone shipment to Japan dropped 10.6 pct in 2015
A customer holds an iPhone 6 (R) and iPhone 6 Plus after the phones went on sale at the Fifth Avenue Apple store in Manhattan, New York September 19, 2014. Apple latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adapters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY TELECOMS)

Tokyo : The shipment of technology giant Apple Inc.’s iPhones to Japan dropped 10.6 percent in 2015, as per a report.

According to MM Research Institute, shipments totalled 14.73 million units and it declined due to the sluggish sales of Apple’s latest iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

The institute noted that while Apple remains the market leader for smartphone sales in Japan, it has given some way to Sony and Sharp who have both gained ground, Xinhua news agency reports.

According to the institute, Apple may continue to lose market share in the lucrative smartphone market as the government is leaning on domestic mobile carriers to review their discount policies. (ANI)