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Apple launches a wireless Internet store

In Japan. The story itself isn’t that spectacular, but the statistic quoted below definitely was (for me anyway), Even though I know Japan is a trendsetter.

In Japan, around 74 million people had subscriptions to one of the country’s three wireless Internet services as of the end of February, according to data from the Telecommunication Carriers Association. In contrast, the number of people who access the wired Internet from home was estimated to be around 22 million in 2004, according to a report published in June by Access Media International Inc.

That’s a big market. And Apple is studying it’s potential. Small shop, tiny products. They should put the ibook and the 12inch powerbook on it too.

The site offers for sale all models in Apple’s popular iPod digital music player range, the recently launched Mac mini computer and iPod accessories. Prices are the same as those offered by Apple’s conventional Web site.


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