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Apple Pay will be available in Japan with iPhone 7


At event, Apple announced that Apple Pay is coming to Japan, beginning in October.

Apple is bring Felica, the Japanese version of NFC, with its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus handsets, and Apple Watch Series 2. Apple Pay is accepted anywhere Suica, iD or QUICPay is accepted.

Apple is also introducing support for transit in Japan with Maps in iOS 10, so commuters can easily find ride details, including fare breakdowns that automatically show Suica pricing right on iPhone.

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. said, “Apple Pay will transform your daily routine, from making your commute easier and more convenient than ever with Suica right on your iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2, to using your favorite cards to make secure and private purchases with a single touch.”

When Maps launches support for transit in Japan with iOS 10 in October,

Apple Pay users will be ble to map out and pay for their entire commute, When Maps will launch support for transit,  on their iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2.

Apple Pay will support most popular Japanese credit and prepaid cards issued by AEON, Credit Saison, JCB, Mitsubishi UFJ Nicos, Orient Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Card, Toyota Finance, UC Cards and View Card, and carriers KDDI, NTT Docomo and Softbank, representing more than three-quarters of all credit card spending in Japan, with major global and domestic networks like American Express, Mastercard, JCB, iD and QUICPay. 

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