iPad Air and iPad mini 2 3 allow you to change operators and tariffs without changing SIM-card




On Thursday, at a special press conference presented two new Apple tablet iPad Air 2 and 3 iPad mini . On the page with the description of the technical characteristics of the new products can be found references to functions Apple SIM, which allows the operator to choose the right tariff and OS settings.


Apple SIM function not announced from the stage, but the description is on the official website of the company. With it, the user can change the operator and tariff plan without taking the SIM-card and inserting into another tablet, but just go to the settings of the operating system.

Apple SIM pre-installed in the iPad Air and iPad mini 2 3 module provider. Newer models do not support the function.

Apple SIM is a conventional “Simcoe” in which the registered identification number of the subscriber in the network of each participating in the initiative of the operators – AT & T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the US and EE in the UK. Perhaps in the future Apple will enter into a partnership with other cellular provider to owners of tablets were able to easily switch between providers of mobile communications.

Apple SIM gives the user the opportunity at any time to change the operator while traveling by local telecommunications services company, said in the function description. In addition, the user with the help of SIM cards can change the tariff plan.

Thus, to change the provider or tariff is not necessarily attend salon operator, just go to the appropriate section of the settings iPad. Information about the possibility of having such a function on the iPhone yet.

According to observers, Apple SIM turns on its head the mobile market in the US, where subscribers have traditionally acquire sets of subsidized smartphones with the tariff plan by signing a commitment to use the services of the selected operator for a year or two years. This is the reason for Apple SIM not announced at the presentation – in Cupertino seek to avoid discontent on the part of operators.

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