Apple Pay Japan on UK and US iPhone 7s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Samtb, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    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?
  2. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
  3. esanker, Sep 10, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2016

    esanker macrumors newbie

    Feb 29, 2012
    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

    Feb 28, 2006
    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

    Jan 6, 2013
    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.
  6. msp3 macrumors regular

    May 9, 2015
    Is there still a difference between Japan and non-Japan iPhones as of the iPhone 8/X? I understand for iPhone 7 the difference is FeliCa type-F support in Japan and only type-A and B for elsewhere.

    Conversely, can I use an US iPhone for Mobile Suica In Japan as long as the transit network is on FeliCa type-A/B (only some are on F)? Would I need to set my region to Japan like the camera sound trick?

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