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Apple adds QZSS support, the Japanese GPS, to iPhone 7/7 Plus tech specs
Apple has updated its website for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in Japan to add support for Quasi Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), a Japanese satellite positioning system that could improve location features for users in the region versus traditional GPS (via Macotakara.jp).
While it's unclear if users are already benefiting from the support for the positioning system, the website for QZSS is also now listing iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as a supported device alongside Apple Watch Series 2. It does note, however, that support is limited specifically to the iPhones sold in Japan.
The system, which its developers say is sometimes referred to as the ‘Japanese GPS,' actually works together with GPS to provide faster and more precise positioning capabilities: