Apple Plans iPhone for Japan With Tap-to-Pay for Subways

  • Company planning new iPhone model with Sony’s FeliCa chip
  • Apple in talks with financial institution for mobile payments

Apple Said to Plan iPhone for Japan

Apple Inc. is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will enable users to pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones instead of physical payment cards. A future iPhone will include technology called FeliCa, a mobile tap-to-pay standard in Japan developed by Sony Corp., according to people familiar with the matter.

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