Apple has a ton of cool features it offers users when they buy a device.
In South Africa, the iPhone is a popular smartphone, and its operating system – iOS – lets users conduct an array of tasks.
This includes everything from navigating with Maps to messaging and calling friends with FaceTime using a data connection.
Many great iOS features are not available in South Africa, however, including Apple Pay.
Apple Pay lets users load bank cards and pay for items at a point of sale using their smartphone. It also lets users store loyalty cards, which they can present to earn shopper points and the like.
Samsung recently launched support for Samsung Pay in the country, offering a similar service to Samsung smartphone owners.
Apple Pay is not the only Apple service that is not supported in South Africa.
A visit to Apple’s iOS features page for South Africa shows a long list of services that do not work in the country.
The list below details the Apple features not supported locally.
Maps – Transit
Transit brings you public transit information for subways, buses, trains, and ferries. The Transit feature is customised for each city where it’s available.
Maps – Nearby
You can use Nearby to search for things that are near your location, like food and entertainment.
Maps – Indoor Airports and Shopping Centres
Explore the inside of airports and shopping centres, and their layout, using Apple Maps.
Apple TV App
Browse content from over 100 video services on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.
Siri – Restaurants and Films
Make reservations and find out information about restaurants using Siri. Get film reviews, showtimes and information using Siri.
Load bank cards and pay for items at a point of sale using your smartphone.
Apple News provides the best coverage of current events, curated by editors and personalised for you.
iTunes – TV Programmes
Watch and download episodes of TV shows on your preferred device.