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Apple SIM No Longer Available for Activating New Cellular Data Plans on iPads

Sunday October 2, 2022 8:04 am PDT by
As of October 1, Apple SIM is no longer available for activating new cellular data plans on supported iPad models, according to an Apple support document. Introduced in 2014, the Apple SIM was designed to allow iPad users to activate cellular data plans from multiple carriers around the world. Initially, the Apple SIM was a physical nano-SIM card, but it was embedded inside later iPad Pro...
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2018 iPhones Said to Feature Both Embedded Apple SIM and Traditional SIM Card Tray

Friday June 29, 2018 9:29 am PDT by
At least one of Apple's widely rumored trio of new iPhones expected to be unveiled this September will feature dual-SIM, dual-standby, according to Chinese news publication 21st Century Business Herald via LoveiOS. A translated version of the article claims the functionality will be enabled by an embedded Apple SIM in the iPhones, in addition to a traditional SIM card placed into the usual...
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Truphone's Apple SIM Data Plans for iPad Will Be Available to Buy in Over 30 Countries Later This Year

Friday October 6, 2017 6:52 am PDT by
Truphone today announced that its Apple SIM data plans for iPad are now available to purchase in Ireland and Portugal, with an additional 31 countries to follow by the end of 2017. The plans were already available in Australia, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and the UK. Truphone's Apple SIM plans provide iPad users with access to its data network in over 40 countries without...
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Apple SIM Partner AlwaysOnline Wireless Expands to 14 New Countries, Drops Prices

Wednesday April 19, 2017 5:55 am PDT by
AlwaysOnline Wireless, one of the data providers for the Apple SIM built into newer iPads, today announced that it is expanding to 14 additional countries, making it available in a total of 88 places around the world. New countries where AlwaysOnline Wireless is available include Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Jordan,...
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Apple SIM Partner GigSky Now Offers Data Plans in Over 40 More Countries

Wednesday March 29, 2017 7:23 am PDT by
Apple SIM partner GigSky today announced that its data plans are now available in over 180 countries around the world. MacRumors obtained a list of the 40 or so new countries and territories that GigSky has expanded into as of this week: Algeria Bangladesh Belize Bhutan Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Burkina Faso Cameroon Cape Verde Chad Christmas Island Côte d'Ivoire Curaçao F...
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Apple SIM Partner AlwaysOnline Wireless Drops Data Prices for UK Users

Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:28 am PST by
AlwaysOnline Wireless, one of the data providers for the Apple SIM built into newer iPads, today announced new, more affordable pricing for its LTE data plans in the United Kingdom, which can be used by both domestic UK residents and travelers who visit the UK. The company offers a range of short-term data plans for iPads equipped with an Apple SIM, providing plans by the day, hour, or...
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Apple SIM Can Now Be Used With Truphone in 40 Countries

Monday February 6, 2017 11:15 pm PST by
Truphone has introduced international data plans for iPad users with an Apple SIM, including 500MB for €8, 1GB for €11, and 3GB for €20. Each plan lasts up to 30 days and can be used in 40 countries, such as the United States, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom. For now, iPad users need to be in Spain when purchasing an Apple SIM plan from...
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Apple SIM Partner AlwaysOnline Expands to U.S. and 28 More Countries, Launches New U.K. Plans

Monday October 3, 2016 7:28 am PDT by
Otono Networks today announced that its global 4G LTE roaming network AlwaysOnline Wireless will be expanding to the United States and 28 additional countries, bringing its total number of countries covered to 74. The other new countries are: Albania, Antigua & Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Guam, Iceland, Jersey, Kenya, Kuwait, Macau,...
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Apple SIM Partners With SoftBank in Japan, Expands to Three More Countries

Wednesday September 7, 2016 1:13 pm PDT by
Following today's iPhone-centric event, Apple has quietly announced that Japanese carrier SoftBank is the latest Apple SIM partner. Apple SIM has also expanded to three additional countries and territories: Guam, Kenya, and Mauritius. Apple SIM is embedded in the latest cellular iPads and enables users to easily switch between different short-term data plans from select carrier partners...
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Apple SIM Now Available in 140+ Countries in Partnership With GigSky

Tuesday June 21, 2016 6:50 am PDT by
Apple SIM partner GigSky has announced that it has expanded availability of its pay-as-you-go cellular data plans for iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and 4 to over 140 countries, up from more than 90 countries and territories in June 2015. The new additions, among others, include Afghanistan, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Argentina, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Dominica, Ecuador,...

'AlwaysOnline Wireless' Debuts New Short-Term Cellular Data Plans for Apple SIM

Friday December 11, 2015 4:24 pm PST by
Otono Networks today announced the launch of AlwaysOnline Wireless, a global LTE roaming network exclusively for iPads with Apple SIM. The roaming network will be available in 45 countries, but will expand to additional countries in the future. AlwaysOnline will offer LTE data plans starting from $0.99 an hour for 15 MB, and users can pay by hour, day or megabyte. Otono CEO Emir Aboulhosn says ...

Japanese Cellular Provider KDDI Now Supports Apple SIM

Monday November 16, 2015 2:30 pm PST by
Apple today added Japanese mobile operator KDDI to its list of carriers that support the Apple SIM for the iPad, expanding Apple SIM availability to Japan for the first time. The Apple SIM can now be purchased in Japanese Apple stores in addition to retail stores in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the United States. The ...
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Apple SIM Cellular Data Plans Now Available in Over 90 Countries

Tuesday June 30, 2015 11:29 am PDT by
Apple has reached a partnership with mobile connectivity company GigSky to expand Apple SIM cellular data plans to over 90 countries and territories around the world. iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 users that have Apple SIM installed can now purchase short-term data plans while traveling in a long list of countries throughout Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, South America and other regions worldwide. ...
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'iPhone 6s' Could Have 2GB of RAM and Pre-Installed Apple SIM

Wednesday March 4, 2015 9:40 am PST by
The next-generation iPhone is expected to ship with 2GB of RAM and could also have a pre-installed ty">Apple SIM, according to AppleInsider. The so-called "iPhone 6s," and presumably the "iPhone 6s Plus," would be adopting both features from the iPad Air 2, which also has 2GB of RAM and a pre-installed Apple SIM. Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and all previous models dating back to...
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Apple SIM Included With iPad for Customer Convenience, but iPhone Not Likely to Join In

Wednesday October 29, 2014 8:03 am PDT by
Apple had the consumer in mind when it added a multi-carrier SIM card to its new iPads, said Apple vice president of iPhone, iPod and iOS product marketing Greg Joswiak in a recent Re/code interview (via Fierce Wireless). But that motivation does not mean the Apple SIM will be making its way to the iPhone any time soon, as Joswiak noted most consumers go directly to their carriers to buy iPhones, ...
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New Cellular iPads Include 'Apple SIM' in U.S. and U.K. for Multi-Carrier Compatibility

Thursday October 16, 2014 12:24 pm PDT by
Historically, users purchasing cellular versions of iPads have had to choose their carrier at the time of purchase, with Apple shipping a device specifically configured for use on that carrier. But with the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, Apple is launching a new "Apple SIM" included with devices purchased in the United States and United Kingdom. For U.S. users in particular, the Apple SIM allows...