“Apple Inc. rose to fifth place in the market ranking list for cellphone makers operating in Japan for the first time in the July-September period with its share coming to 12.2 percent, [IDC Japan] said Monday,” Mainichi Japan reports.
“Apple, whose iPhone has attained great popularity, moved up from seventh place in the April-June quarter in the market,” Mainichi Japan reports. “The U.S. computer giant’s share broke through the 10 percent line for the first time, with iPhone’s shipment coming to 1.06 million units in the quarter, while overall cellphone shipments stood at 8.66 million units, up 18.9 percent from a year earlier.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple, which makes only smartphones (brilliantphones, actually) is the #5 cellphone maker in Japan for all cellphones, not just the smartphone segment!