For a limited time, buy an iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular directly from Apple and get up to $200 back when you activate it with AT&T, T-Mobile/Sprint, or Verizon.** View details

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Apple Pencil (2nd generation). It’s also compatible with the 12.9‑inch iPad Pro (3rd, and 4th generations), the 11‑inch iPad Pro (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generations), and iPad Air (4th generation). It pairs wirelessly and attaches magnetically for charging and storage.

  • Both the Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio are compatible with this iPad. They’re also compatible with the 12.9‑inch iPad Pro (3rd and 4th generations), the 11‑inch iPad Pro (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generations), and iPad Air (4th generation). Other third party keyboards are also available.

  • There are two SIM options for connecting your WiFi + Cellular iPad model to a data plan: a physical SIM card or eSIM technology.* (Note: Wi-Fi iPad models cannot connect to cellular networks.)

    Physical SIM card: All Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad models have a physical nano-SIM tray that will hold a carrier nano-SIM card (also called 4FF SIM card). Your iPad may have a carrier SIM card already installed if you purchased it from a carrier. If not, you can contact your carrier to obtain an appropriate card for your iPad. Some iPad models also support an Apple SIM card. For more information, go to https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203089.

    eSIM technology: Newer Wifi + Cellular iPad models include built-in eSIM technology that essentially acts as a digital SIM card. There are a few ways to activate an eSIM on your iPad, including downloading it right on the iPad itself, scanning a QR code, or using an app from a carrier. With eSIM, you can choose cellular data plans from select carriers in the U.S. and in more than 180 countries and regions around the world. For more information on setting up eSIM, go to https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203089.

    More information on iPad support for LTE networks by carrier and country or region

    All iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular models include a nano-SIM tray that supports a carrier SIM card.

    Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad models with embedded eSIM technology include: 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd and 4th generation), 11-inch iPad Pro (1st and 2nd generation), iPad Air (3rd and 4th generation), iPad (7th and 8th generation), and iPad mini (5th generation).

    Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad models with a physical Apple SIM card include: 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st generation), iPad Air (2nd generation), iPad (5th and 6th generation), and iPad mini (3rd and 4th generation). Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad models with an embedded Apple SIM include: 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

    *Not all carriers support Apple SIM and eSIM. See your carrier for more details. Not available in China mainland. The eSIM technology works with iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation), iPad Air (3rd and 4th generation), iPad (7th and 8th generation), and iPad mini (5th generation). Apple SIM works with iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad (5th and 6th generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, and iPad mini 4.

  • Apple Card Monthly Installments let you pay monthly and interest-free for a new iPhone, iPad, Mac, and eligible accessories with Apple Card.2 You can also add a trade-in to make your payments even lower.* And you’ll get 3% Daily Cash back on your purchase, all up front.
  • It’s our trade-in and recycling program that’s good for you and the planet. If your current iPad is eligible for trade-in credit, you can offset the purchase price of a new one.* If it’s not eligible for credit, you can recycle it for free.

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  • Just answer a few questions online or in an Apple Store regarding the condition of your iPad. We’ll provide either an estimated trade-in value or a simple way to recycle it.

    If you’re trading in online, we’ll calculate your estimated trade-in value during the purchase of your new iPad. Then we’ll send you a trade-in kit (at no cost to you) so you can send us your device. Once we receive your trade-in device, a team will inspect it and verify its condition. If the condition matches what you described, we’ll credit the trade-in value to your purchase. If it doesn’t match, we’ll notify you of the revised value and confirm if you still want to move forward with the trade-in.

    If you accept the trade-in estimate in the store, we’ll give you instant credit toward a purchase.

    And if you choose to recycle your device, we’ll either handle it in the store or provide a prepaid shipping label so you can send your device to our accredited recycling partner.

  • That depends on how you pay for your new iPad.

    If you use Apple Card Monthly Installments and include a trade-in, your estimated trade-in credit is instantly applied to the purchase price of your new iPad.* Once we receive your trade-in device and confirm that the condition matches what you described, there’s nothing more you need to do.

    If you pay in full, your trade-in value is applied as a credit to your original payment method after we receive your old device and confirm that the condition matches what you described.

    In either case, if we provide a revised trade-in value based on the condition of your old device, we’ll work with you to confirm that you still want to move forward with the trade-in.

  • Once we receive your trade-in device, a team inspects it and verifies its condition. If the condition matches what you described, you will receive the estimated value. If it doesn’t match, we’ll notify you of the revised value and confirm if you still want to move forward with the trade-in.
  • Buy a Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad model directly from Apple (pay in full or monthly with Apple Card Monthly Installments). Within 30 days of placing your order, you’ll need to activate your new iPad on a new data plan with AT&T, T-Mobile/Sprint, or Verizon or add a new plan to your existing carrier account. Plan requirements vary by carrier.

  • If you’re trading in online, it generally takes 2–3 weeks. But the sooner you send us your device, the sooner we can verify its condition and apply the trade-in credit to your order. If you’re trading in at an Apple Store, you’ll receive either instant credit toward your next purchase or an Apple Gift Card you can use anytime.

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  • It depends on the carrier. If you activate a new plan with AT&T, you’ll receive a $150 bill credit within three bill cycles. If you activate a new plan with T-Mobile/Sprint, you’ll receive your $200 in the form of a virtual prepaid MasterCard® gift card within 6-8 weeks. If you activate a new plan with Verizon, you’ll receive a $200 Verizon e-gift card within 8 weeks.

  • Anyone who buys a new Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad model directly from Apple and follows the carrier promotion instructions.

  • All Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad models.

  • Yes. If your current iPad is eligible for trade-in credit, you can offset the purchase price of a new one.* If it’s not eligible for credit, you can recycle it for free.

  • Contact your chosen carrier if you have questions about receiving your offer.

  • Verizon’s Unlimited or Unlimited Plus data plan.

A closer look at iPad Air.

All-screen design with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display featuring True Tone and P3 wide color.

A14 Bionic chip featuring amazingly fast CPU and graphics performance.

Touch ID integrated into the top button.

12MP back camera with Focus Pixels and 7MP FaceTime HD camera with improved low-light performance.

Support for Apple Pencil (2nd generation).**

Compatible with Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio.**

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Compatible with Apple Pencil (2nd generation)

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A14 Bionic chip

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Compatible with Apple Pencil (1st generation)

Compatible with Bluetooth keyboards

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