Shipments of Apple iPhones in Japan fell 10.6% in 2015 from 2014 to 14.73 million units, marking the first drop since they went on sale in the country in 2008, according to data from the MM Research Institute — as reported by The Japan Times.
The decline was attributable to “sluggish” sales of new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus smartphones that went on sale last fall, according to the research group. Apple still dominates the Japanese mobile phone market. However, it’s market share shrank from 43.1% in 2014 to 41.2 percent in 2015. Sony came in second with 13.9% market share, followed by Sharp at 11.9%.