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October 16, 2014

Apple’s new iPads choose LTE at will from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or EE

by John_A

After years of rumors that Apple would introduce its own type of SIM card, it appears to have snuck the tech into today’s new iPad announcement (there’s a history here, the original iPad introduced the Micro SIM). The Apple website says LTE-equipped models of its new tablets (sold in the US and UK) have a built-in Apple SIM that lets owners switch between short term plans across a variety of participating carriers, right on the tablet itself (you can see a picture of the new option under settings after the break). That list includes AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint in the US, and EE in the UK, ut notably not Verizon.

During the presentation Apple didn’t discuss its SIM card, just mentioning the new iPads have even faster WiFi and LTE support with support for up to 20 LTE bands and 150mbps connections. Adding a cellular modem to the slate adds about $130 to the price, whether you opt for the Air 2 or mini 3 version. So far the carriers are mostly quiet on the new tech — other than John Legere tweeting about how T-Mobile is #datastrong, of course — but we’re hoping the one SIM for many carriers idea is a trend that catches on.

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Via: Julien Theys (Twitter)

Source: Apple

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