Apple have been expanding their Apple Pay mobile payment system to more countries this year and now it looks like it will be launching in Japan next year.
According to a recent report by Nikkei Asian Review, Apple is teaming up with Sony to launch Apple Pay in Japan and this will apparently happen early next year.
The U.S. smartphone giant will team with FeliCa Networks to make the iPhone compatible with the technology, likely by adding a feature letting it communicate with FeliCa readers. iPhone users, who account for half of the Japanese smartphone market, will be able to use Apple Pay for contactless payment at convenience stores or vending machines with FeliCa-compatible terminals.
As soon as we get some more details on exactly when Apple will be launching their Apple Pay mobile payment system in Japan, we will let you guys know.
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