Are Japan iPhones original?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

I can provide a detailed answer for the question: Are Japan iPhones original?

Based on my personal experiences and knowledge, all iPhones are assembled in China. However, there are certain models that are specifically intended for sale in Japan. These iPhones may have some limitations or differences compared to iPhones intended for other countries or regions.

One notable difference is the camera shutter sound on iPhones sold in Japan. In order to comply with local laws and regulations, these iPhones have a camera shutter sound that cannot be turned off. This is done to ensure privacy and prevent any potential misuse of the device’s camera.

I have personally encountered this limitation when using an iPhone purchased in Japan. No matter what settings I adjusted or how I tried to silence the phone, the camera shutter sound would always be audible whenever I took a photo. It was a bit frustrating at times, especially in quiet environments where I wished to take photos discreetly.

It’s important to note that these limitations are specific to iPhones sold in Japan and are not found in iPhones intended for other countries. So, Japan iPhones can be considered as original iPhones, but they have this unique feature due to local regulations.

To summarize, while all iPhones are assembled in China, certain models intended for sale in Japan have limitations to comply with local laws. The camera shutter sound on these iPhones cannot be turned off, ensuring privacy and adhering to Japanese regulations. So, if you come across an iPhone with a “J” before the “/” in the model number, you can be sure that it was intended for sale in Japan and has this specific feature.