iPad Air 2 comes with new Apple SIM card for switching carriers at will

We are still discovering things about the newly revealed Apple iPad Air 2 that the company didn't talk about during their press event today. One of these features is mentioned on Apple's website, where it reveals that the iPad Air 2 comes with its own custom Apple SIM card.

According to the site:

The new Apple SIM is preinstalled on iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular models. The Apple SIM gives you the flexibility to choose from a variety of short-term plans from select carriers in the U.S. and UK right on your iPad. So whenever you need it, you can choose the plan that works best for you — with no long-term commitments. And when you travel, you may also be able to choose a data plan from a local carrier for the duration of your trip."

At the moment, the US carriers that support the new Apple SIM include AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile (sorry Verizon Wireless customers), while EE in the UK is the only one mentioned as supporting this feature in that country. What do you think of this rather interesting feature for the iPad Air 2?

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John Callaham

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