New iPad Pro Electronic Apple sim and physical SIM card slot

Mar

24

2016

Cellular versions of the new iPad Pro 9.7 “have both an integrated electronic Apple Sim as space for a nanosim. With built-in SIM card, it is possible to conclude a data bundle directly in 90 countries.

Apple mentions the integrated SIM card on the specifications page and confirmed opposite site Re / code their presence in all Cellular models of the 9.7 “version of iPad Pro, except for the tablets sold in China.

The integrated Apple-sim is possible in 90 countries, including the Netherlands and Belgium, right from the iPad to take out a data plan at participating providers. A list of countries and carriers on the Apple website. Participating providers, Apple calls, six of which T-Mobile is the best known, offer various data bundles and give customers in some cases the ability to pay by the hour or to take out a bundle for a few days.

It is not yet known whether the electronic SIM card works when a nano-SIM card in the device, but is likely to be the case. This could provide a solution for those who have a local subscription and temporarily wants to use another provider during a vacation or business trip. It is then no longer necessary to purchase a physical sim. It may be possible according to Apple that the integrated Apple SIM is deactivated, as a 9.7 “iPad Pro is purchased from a network provider.

As far as the new iPad Pro is the first device that is equipped with an electronic integrated SIM card. Umbrella GSMA has announced early this year the e-SIM standard for smartphones, the specifications of which in June this year. From then be smartphones with electronic SIM expected .

Since the end of 2014 are iPads with support for mobile networks in the US, UK and Germany already comes with an Apple-sim. That is a physical nanosim, which is preinstalled on the tablet. This Apple-sim could be purchased already loose in Apple Stores in the Netherlands.

Apple presented the smaller iPad Pro Monday. Since then, some of the details come out which were not readily apparent from the presentation. So it appears the small Pro tablet 2GB instead of 4GB of ram to have. Also operates the Lightning connector with USB 2.0 speed, just like the iPad Air 2. Only the big iPad Pro offers USB 3.0 speed.

The 9.7 “iPad Pro from April sales in the Netherlands and Belgium. The cheapest Cellular version, with 32GB of storage, will cost 839 euros.

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