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Old 15-09-2018, 10:51 PM   #1
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Iphone Xs is $300 cheaper in japan. Can i use it in SG

Hi all. Just did a check on Apple Japan’s site. The new iPhones are S$300+ cheaper. And if you pay with visa at certain malls there extra 5% off.

So would any expert here know if the iPhone in japan can be use here in SG?
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Old 15-09-2018, 10:58 PM   #2
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You can use it here, but some features might not be usable.
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Old 15-09-2018, 11:16 PM   #3
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You can likely to use it here but Japanese sets will always have a shutter sound when you have taken a picture, even though you have silent the iPhone.
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Old 15-09-2018, 11:37 PM   #4
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You can likely to use it here but Japanese sets will always have a shutter sound when you have taken a picture, even though you have silent the iPhone.
Yes and this feature cannot be disabled even if the phone is used outside of Japan. Shutter sound is set at maximum too.
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Old 16-09-2018, 07:07 AM   #5
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Their “apple pay” wont work here in sg right ?
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Old 16-09-2018, 11:36 AM   #6
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Their “apple pay” wont work here in sg right ?
All iPhone models after 8 have “universal” NFC support. If you switch your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X region to Japan, you can add a Suica and use FeliCa NFC.

Likewise, their phones can also use standard EMV contactless.
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Old 16-09-2018, 11:55 AM   #7
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loud shutter sound to be noted.
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Old 16-09-2018, 11:58 AM   #8
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Iirc phones do not support international warranty
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Old 16-09-2018, 12:06 PM   #9
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Whats wrong with the shutter sound?
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Old 16-09-2018, 12:11 PM   #10
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iPhones for the Japan market have a shutter sound when taking pictures. Even in silent mode, shutter sound will be present.

Unlike phones worldwide, camera shutter sound is muted in silent mode.

This is due to a government policy in Japan I believe, government uses it to prevent people from taking obscene images.
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Old 16-09-2018, 07:14 PM   #11
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Not only while taking photos, recording video also has a loud beep-like alert sound. Taking a screenshot produces the loudest sound. But if you keep live photos turned on, the sound is reduced to a subtle ding when taking a photo. I guess that is why Japan phones are cheaper due to this little inconvenience.
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Old 16-09-2018, 08:09 PM   #12
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Only for iPhones or other phones too?
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Old 17-09-2018, 04:34 PM   #13
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Iirc phones do not support international warranty
This is wrong.
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Old 17-09-2018, 07:06 PM   #14
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Can cover up speakers when taking photos? Might dampen the noise at least
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Old 17-09-2018, 07:15 PM   #15
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This is wrong.
He is correct iphone itself has no international warranty

Only with apple care plus then have warranty at countries with apple care plus program
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