NTT DOCOMO & Apple Team Up to Offer iPhone in Japan on Friday, September 20
Tokyo, Sept 11, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DOCOMO and Apple today announced
that iPhone 5s, the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world, and iPhone
5c, the most colorful iPhone yet, will be available on the DOCOMO network
beginning on Friday, September 20. iPhone 5s features an all-new A7 chip,
making iPhone 5s the world's first smartphone with 64-bit desktop-class
architecture for blazing fast performance, an all-new 8 megapixel iSight camera
and introduces Touch IDTM, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your
iPhone. iPhone 5c features an all-new design, packed with incredible features
that people know and love, in five gorgeous colors-blue, green, pink, yellow
"We're thrilled to offer the incredible new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c
to our customers," said Kaoru Kato, President and CEO of NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
"We know our customers will enjoy the amazing experience of iPhone on
DOCOMO's high-quality network."
"NTT DOCOMO has built an impressive network, the largest in the nation
with over 60 million customers," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO.
"We've enjoyed tremendous success with iPhone in Japan, in fact
it's the top selling smartphone in the country, and we look forward to
delivering iPhone into even more customers' hands through NTT
With the launch of the new iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iOS 7, Apple is ushering
in the next generation of mobile computing, delivering an incredible new
hardware and software experience that only Apple could create. iPhone 5s
redefines the best smartphone experience in the world with amazing new features
all packed into a remarkable thin and light design, including the
Apple-designed A7 64-bit chip, all-new 8 megapixel iSight camera with True Tone
flash and introducing Touch ID, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock
your phone with just the touch of a finger. iPhone 5c features an all
new-design, packed with features people know and love like the beautiful 4-inch
Retina display, blazing fast performance of the A6 chip, and the 8 megapixel
iSight camera-all while delivering great battery life.(1) iPhone 5s and iPhone
5c both offer more LTE bands(2) than any other smartphone in the world and
include all-new FaceTime HD cameras.
iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c feature iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since
the original iPhone, featuring a stunning new user interface, completely
redesigned with an elegant color palette, distinct, functional layers and
subtle motion that make it feel more alive. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new
features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking,
AirDrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri and introduces iTunes RadioSM, a free
Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes.(3)
Beginning on Friday, September 13, customers can pre-order iPhone 5c at DOCOMO
dealers(4) and the first 30,000 docomo Premier Club Premier Stage(5) customers
can pre-order from DOCOMO's website.(6)
For more information on iPhone, please visit (Page will open in a new
(1) Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual
(2) LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on
carrier networks, check with your carrier for details.
(3) iTunes Radio will be available with the launch of iOS 7 in the US.
(4) DOCOMO will make an announcement of the DOCOMO dealers at a later date.
(5) docomo Premier Club Premier Stage: Customers who have applied to the
company's membership program "docomo Premier Club," and those
who have ten years or more length of subscription, or, those with accumulated
stage points of 2,500 or more for the period between January 2012 through
(6) Customers can apply for pre-orders on the website, but to buy and receive
the actual handset they need to come to a DOCOMO shop specified at the time of
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO is a world-leading mobile operator and growing provider of
comprehensive services centered on mobility. The company serves over 60 million
customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G
network and one of the world's first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging
its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of
cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV,
intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much
more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to
eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the
Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit
www.nttdocomo.com for more information.
Eijun Tanaka or So Hiroki
Public Relations Department
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