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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, 11:16 PM   #2
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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   #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.
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   #4
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Their “apple pay” wont work here in sg right ?
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Old 16-09-2018, 11:36 AM   #5
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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   #6
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loud shutter sound to be noted.
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Old 16-09-2018, 11:58 AM   #7
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Iirc phones do not support international warranty
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Old 16-09-2018, 12:06 PM   #8
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Whats wrong with the shutter sound?
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Old 16-09-2018, 12:11 PM   #9
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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   #10
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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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Iirc phones do not support international warranty
This is wrong.
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Old 17-09-2018, 07:06 PM   #12
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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   #13
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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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Old 17-09-2018, 07:17 PM   #14
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He is correct iphone itself has no international warranty

Only with apple care plus then have warranty at countries with apple care plus program
thanks for clarification. Yup.. so have to buy with  care+ if not your phone spoil.. 知己保重
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Only for iPhones or other phones too?
I can confirm this on ip 7 plus.
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