Why Japan couldn’t care less about iPhone

Why does Japan not like the iPhone? Simple: it lacks essential features like video and picture messaging, it isn’t very fashionable there, and user-friendliness isn’t important to the locals. Wired’s Brian Chen explains.

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4 Responses to Why Japan couldn’t care less about iPhone

  1. Anonymous says:

    And, perhaps most importantly, it’s impossible to attach cell phone charms to it.

  2. Azu says:

    interesting lack of buttons for this post

  3. 13tales says:

    Japanese people are crazy. I used a japanese style phone for a while after arriving here, and ended up wearing the $200 cancellation fee just so I could get rid of the bloody thing.

    Oddly enough, every japanese person I’ve met has been very impressed by the iphone.

  4. zuzu says:

    Oddly enough, every japanese person I’ve met has been very impressed by the iphone.

    They’re just being polite. ^_^

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