iTouch- JP vs US Firmware

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by v12xke, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. v12xke macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2009
    We are expats from the U.S. living in Yokhama, Japan. My son has earned enough money to buy an iTouch. Question is whether to buy the iTouch in Japan or from the U.S. and have it shipped over. We will be here at most 3 years. Possibly only 12 months longer. Assuming the firmware is forced regionally, I would rather buy it in the U.S. for future updates. Other devices I own have been firmware locked to the region they were purchased in.
    However if the firmware of a JP iTouch can be wiped and updated with US or EU firmware, then we can buy here with confidence. Likely the US firmware updates will come first to address bugs and add new features. Would appreciate your thoughts or comments. Thanks.
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    JP has emoji icons enabled. To have that on US you need to jailbreak
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    That's for the iPhone. The Touch firmware is the same anywhere you buy it in the world.
  4. v12xke thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2009
    This is indeed good news, and we can purchase the iTouch very close to home. Thank you for your response. :)

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