Apple Pay Japan on UK and US iPhone 7s

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  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

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    If you have a UK or US iPhone 7, will you be able to use the Apple Pay FeliCa in Japan with them or do you need an iPhone purchased in Japan for that?
     
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  3. esanker, Sep 10, 2016
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    esanker macrumors newbie

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    No. You have to buy one in Japan if you want to use Apple Pay Felica. The regular Apple Pay (NFC A/B) you can still use but have to look for NFC terminals displaying the Paypass/Paywave logo. There's not a lot of them mainly concentrated on tourist spots like McDonald's in Yokohama, Numazu Port, morning market in Hakadote in Hokkaido, etc.
     
  4. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    The teardowns of the US vs Japan iPhone 7 show they have the same NFC chip, which means that technically they all should be FeliCa Type-F NFC ("Suica card") compatible, at least from a hardware perspective. Don't know why Apple is only specifying it for the Japan version.
     
  5. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Perhaps it's a software thing. They may release an update to allow tourists and visitors to use as well once they know it works in japan with residents.
     

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