Remember Brian X. Chen’s ridiculous headline, Why the Japanese Hate the iPhone?
What’s wrong with the iPhone, from a Japanese perspective? Almost everything: the high monthly data plans that go with it, its paucity of features, the low-quality camera, the unfashionable design and the fact that it’s not Japanese.
Apparently, no one told the Japanese they’re not supposed to like the iPhone. From Bloomberg:
iPhone shipments to Japan more than doubled in the past year, capturing 72 percent of the country’s smartphone market
Is Brian X. Chen still employed? How smart were Japanese smart phones before the iPhone arrived?