Apple may very well be about to add a third new partnership if talks of bringing the iPhone to NTT DoCoMo are correct.
T-Mobile is to launch the iPhone within the US within the coming months in addition to information of a China Cellular partnership for the iPhone.
NTT DoCMo is Japan’s largest service with some 60 million customers. This quantities to just about half of all Japanese cell users. Nonetheless, being the most important doesn't all the time imply the most effective as the service has been shedding an enormous quantity of customers and it places the blame at the door of Apple’s iPhone.
Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun studies through Brightwire:
“Katoru Kat?, president of NTT DoCoMo Inc., said that the firm would want to add the iPhone to its lineup of serviced smartphones if it could form a mutually beneficial contract with Apple, Inc.
Apple requires that carriers servicing its devices sell a fixed amount per year. Kat? said that his company could handle such quotas if iPhones accounted for approximately 20%-30% of its overall smartphone sales.”
Recent figures quoted SoftBank with new sign-ups of 274,000, KDDI 239,200 and DoCoMo 235,100. Dash and T-Cell has suffered losses following in the footsteps of Japan as a consequence of their on-inventory of the iPhone.
It might appear that carrying the iPhone has an enormous number of benefits, the first being clients and their contracts.