Citing “people familiar with the situation,” the Wall Street Journal Asia reported Tuesday that Apple CEO Steve Jobs recently met with NTT DoCoMo President Masao Nakamura to discuss a deal to offer its iPhone in Japan – a country where 100 million mobile phone users each buy a new model every two years on average. Apple has also been talking to No. 3 operator Softbank Corp., the report also said.
Apple’s revenue-sharing demands are expected to be the toughest point in the negotiations, but the Journal Asia’s source does not expect Apple and whichever carrier wins the iPhone to have much difficulty coming to an agreement.
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