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Latest iPhones fail to do good business in Japan: report

A Digitimes article has highlighted a BCN report which claimed that the latest iteration of the Apple iPhone failed to do good business in Japan.

The report added that the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus racked up sales numbers 10-15% less than the numbers the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus managed within the first three days of the launch.

The report also pointed out about Apple's strong presence in Japan, what with iPhone sales in 2014 comprising 60% of all smartphone sales in Japan that year. The recently-launched iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have done well within the first three days of the launch in the global market, selling as much as 13 million units.

Japanese telecom carrier DoCoMo revealed that its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales were fairly strong, but the smartphones failed to grab as much attention as their predecessors. DoCoMo believes that the lack of popularity might be down to other reasons. DoCoMo stores had already announced the dates when they would receive new inventory.

DigiTimes also quoted a report by Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, a Japanese firm, which revealed that Japanese iPhone sales are not officially counted until October. Taking this into account, it is possible that the actual numbers may be higher than the ones currently reported.

DigiTimes report, however, gave a percentage of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales, not the actual units. Softpedia points out a report by Localytics which reveals that the iPhone 6s Plus boasts of a 0.1% higher adoption rate than the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.