iPhone to Incorporate Japan’s My Number ID System Next Spring

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iPhones on display at a store in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

The government and Apple Inc. agreed to incorporate the My Number identification card system into iPhones next spring, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi announced at a press conference on Thursday.

The system has already been incorporated into smartphones that use Google’s Android software since May last year.