Apple SIM More choices for
staying connected.

Apple SIM gives you the convenience of choosing a cellular data plan from carrier partners right on your iPad. So you can stay connected when you’re away from a Wi‑Fi hotspot.footnote1 When you travel, Apple SIM gives you the flexibility to stay connected in more than 180 countries and regions. When you reach your destination and want to check your email, find directions, or send a message back home, you can purchase a cellular data plan for however long you need it.

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Data plans in Hong Kong.

Data plans in Hong Kong.

With Apple SIM, you’ll have the option to select from a number of mobile data plans offered by carrier partners. Local carriers SmarTone, Three, and Truphone offer short- and long-term mobile data plans or the option to add iPad to an existing account to share data across your devices. You can also purchase a fixed amount of mobile data for local use through GigSky and AlwaysOnline, pay-as-you-go data providers. Whichever plan and provider you choose, you’ll have the connectivity you need for however long you need it.

Data plans for traveling abroad.

Data plans for traveling abroad.

When you travel abroad, you can choose a plan from a local carrier or from a pay-as-you-go provider in more than 180 countries and regions. You can also install a local carrier SIM if that’s a better solution for you. And when you return home, you can easily switch back to your local carrier plan.

How Apple SIM works with your iPad.

Apple SIM comes preinstalled in some iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular models in some countries, and is embedded in other Wi-Fi + Cellular models. It’s also available for purchase at most Apple Store locations.3

Apple SIM Compatible Embedded
iPad Pro (2nd generation)
iPad Pro (1st generation)
iPad Pro
iPad Pro
(5th generation)
iPad Air 2
iPad mini 4
iPad mini 3


Apple SIM allows you to choose cellular data plans from select carriers in Hong Kong and in more than 180 countries and regions around the world.

Learn more about which devices work with Apple SIM