Apple Said to Be Near Japan DoCoMo Deal

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Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Apple is near a final agreement to offer its iPhone through the largest mobile carrier in Japan, NTT DoCoMo, according to people familiar with the situation. Jon Erlichman reports on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

And his company, he says, actually more likely he is the jeff bezos than steve jobs if he is going to be amazon-like.

That is interesting.

He said they're more like amazon and apple in his opinion.

Bloomberg's china correspondent, stephen engle, thank you so much for bringing us that story and staying up late.

Apple is also looking for a bigger piece of the asian market.

It is there a final agreement to offer the iphone through the largest mobile carrier in japan.

Sources familiar with the situation tell bloomberg fifth of apple -- this comes after apple was going to build its first store in apple.

Our senior west coast correspondent jon erlichman is in l.a. with more.

Why did apple not already have an agreement with them to get an agreement in the first lace?

That is a good question.

A lot of this has to do with the way the iphone was rolled out in the early days.

There were a lot of exclusive deals announced around the world.

Here in the u.s., first with at&t. in japan, we talk a lot about now because of their deal for sprint.

Softbank went from a very small player to a very relevant player because of that, but obviously the cycle has moved on.

Now there is an opportunity for apple to do a deal like this and the potentially aid deal with china mobile, talking about a possibility having upwards of 800 million new potential subscribers in front of you thanks to a couple of very important carrier deals that can be coming.

Jon, aside from the carriers, "wall street journal" is saying that apple is testing for the bigger screen sizes.

What can you tell us about that?

The conversation are on screen size is an important one.

Some people say it is gadget talk.

People do care about that.

It is giving a real opportunity for samsung with the galaxy s3 and now the galaxy s4. you just had a profile of what is going on in china right now.

Outside of screen size, pricing is incredibly important.

That is why with china mobile, the possibility of a larger -- a

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