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Japan's big mobile carriers still glued to their iPhones

Latest models offer the sole selling point over cut-rate competition

The big three Japanese mobile carriers have released the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

TOKYO -- NTT DocomoSoftBank Group and KDDI all rolled out the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on Friday, with high hopes that the new Apple handsets will help the three major Japanese mobile carriers hang on to subscribers as rivals push cheaper service.

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