Cellular Get cellular coverage anytime you need it. Right from your iPad.

Choosing an iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular means that you can stay connected when you’re away from Wi-Fi.footnote1 Finish a presentation on your commute, stream a video from the park, or stay in touch with home while traveling abroad. You don’t even have to sign up for a monthly plan. Just choose the option that’s right for you, right from your iPad.

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Option in Hong Kong.

Options in Hong Kong.

You can pick from a variety of plans offered by carriers 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.

Options for traveling abroad.

Options 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. And when you return home, it’s easy to switch back to your local carrier plan.

How cellular data works with your iPad.

Cellular capabilities come preinstalled in some Wi-Fi + Cellular models in some countries and are embedded in other Wi-Fi + Cellular models. They’re also available for purchase at most Apple Store locations.footnote2

iPad Model
eSIM
Apple SIM Compatible
Apple SIM Embedded
11-inch iPad Pro
Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd gen.)
Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd gen.)
Not Supported
Not Supported
Supported
12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st gen.)
Not Supported
Supported
Not Supported
10.5-inch iPad Pro
Not Supported
Not Supported
Supported
9.7-inch iPad Pro
Not Supported
Not Supported
Supported
iPad Air (3rd gen.)
Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
iPad Air 2
Not Supported
Supported
Not Supported
iPad (6th gen.)
Not Supported
Supported
Not Supported
iPad (5th gen.)
Not Supported
Supported
Not Supported
iPad mini (5th gen.)
Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
iPad mini 4
Not Supported
Supported
Not Supported
iPad mini 3
Not Supported
Supported
Not Supported

eSIM and Apple SIM Coverage

You can choose cellular data plans from select carriers in the Hong Kong and in more than 180 countries and regions around the world.

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