Tokyo nights and Apple Days

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MPW99, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. MPW99 macrumors newbie


    Nov 26, 2017
    Wife and I are going to Tokyo for four nights and plan on getting two iPhone XS max’s and possibly an Apple Watch.

    Any tips? Has anyone purchased in Tokyo at the official store(s)? I’m quite surprised at how cheap the prices are compared to pretty much.... everywhere

    Advice on currency (paying in cash), tax back etc would be appreciated !
  2. MRrainer macrumors 65816

    Aug 8, 2008
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Something was posted here some time ago about that. Maybe do a little search.
  3. Tres macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2007
    It's not a good idea to buy iPhones or Apple Watches in Japan unless you're living there or go there frequently.

    The Japanese iPhone XS Max contains unique hardware (as does every model from the 7 onwards), so if you need to get it repaired/replaced overseas your local Apple Store will have to order the parts in (which may not be possible).

    The same is true for the Japanese Apple Watch, but Apple Watches are even harder to get repaired overseas than iPhones.

    I'm speaking from experience here. It honestly may not be worth it.
  4. sananda macrumors 68020

    May 24, 2007
    You can’t turn off the shutter sound on iPhones and the day on the calendar icon is in black not red.
  5. rneglia macrumors 6502


    Apr 18, 2006

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