With Apple Car production reportedly starting in 2024, company executives are understood to be touring suppliers across Japan and Korea to secure components amid global shortages.
Apple Pay may support the Nanaco and Waon debit cards, Japan's popular payment cards, as soon as the iOS 15 software update launches this fall, according to a new report.
Apple's Japan division has shared a new ad for the Apple Watch on its own YouTube channel, employing some cool effects and cuts to appeal to active people.
The financial services corporation Visa has announced that folks in Japan can now add their Visa debit or credit cards to the Wallet app for use with contactless payments via Apple Pay.
The Japanese Association for the Advancement of Medical Equipment last Friday approved the ECG app on the Apple Watch Series 4 and 5, along with irregular heart rhythm notifications.
Apple continues to expand availability of its Street View-like Look Around feature on Apple Maps. According to Ata Distance, street-level photography is now available to Apple Maps users in several cities in Japan, like Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka. Moreover, many locations in the country now show richer terrain data Apple's been rolling out in the past two years.
Apple fans in Canada, Australia and Japan now have the option to pay for extended AppleCare+ warranty coverage for their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch devices on a monthly basis, should they choose to do so, rather than pay upfront for the entire period with a discount.
Recent government filings indicate that the useful ECG feature found on the Apple Watch Series 4 and newer could launch in Japan and Brazil next.
Apple supplier Japan Display is on the hook for more than $800 million it owes to Apple for building a smartphone display manufacturing plant four years ago, and now it could sell the entire factory to the Cupertino firm and Sharp, another Apple supplier that builds LCD panels for some iOS devices.
Apple Japan announced on its website earlier this week that it will be holding a one-day shopping event in the country on Thursday, January 2.
Apple is scheduled to open a brand new brick-and-mortar store in Kawasaki, Japan this coming Saturday, December 14, marking its tenth store opening in the 127 million people country.
Apple is under investigation for iPhone supply deals in Japan.