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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Apple Pencil (2nd generation). It attaches magnetically for wireless pairing and charging.

  • The Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio are compatible with this iPad. They’re also compatible with the 11‑inch iPad Pro (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation). Third-party keyboards are also available.
  • Newer Wi‑Fi + Cellular models include built‑in eSIM technology that acts as a digital SIM card. There are a few ways to activate an eSIM on your iPad, including downloading it to 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 more than 180 countries and regions around the world. Learn more about setting up eSIM.

    Wi‑Fi + Cellular models with embedded eSIM technology include iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (3rd generation or later), iPad Pro 11‑inch (1st generation or later), iPad Air (3rd generation or later), iPad (7th generation or later), and iPad mini (5th and 6th generation).

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

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

    * Not all carriers support eSIM. See your carrier for more details. Not available in China mainland. The eSIM technology works with iPad Pro 11‑inch (1st generation or later), iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (3rd generation or later), iPad Air (3rd generation or later), iPad (7th generation or later), and iPad mini (5th generation or later). Apple SIM works with iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (1st and 2nd generation), 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.

  • Pay monthly and interest-free for a new iPhone, iPad, Mac, and eligible accessories when you choose to check out with Apple Card Monthly Installments. 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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  • The Apple Trade In program makes it easy to trade in an eligible iPad. Just answer a few questions regarding the model and condition, and we will provide an estimated trade-in value◊◊ or a simple way to recycle it for free if it’s not eligible for credit.

    If your iPad is eligible and you accept the quote, we will send you a free trade-in kit, separate to your new iPad (at no cost to you) so you can then send in your current iPad within the 14-day return window.

    Once we receive your iPad, we’ll inspect it and verify its condition. If the condition matches what you described, there’s nothing more you need to do. If the condition doesn’t match, a new trade-in value will be provided. You’ll have the option to either accept this revised value or reject it. We’ll work with you to confirm that you still want to move forward with the trade-in.

    If you buy online and choose to pay with Apple Card Monthly Installments, we’ll instantly apply your estimated trade-in value to the purchase of your new iPad. If you pay in full, your trade-in value is applied as a refund to your original payment method. This happens once we receive your eligible iPad and confirm that the condition matches what you described.

    The trade-in process can take up to 2-3 weeks.

    You can also trade in your device at an Apple Store at the point of purchase, however the trade-in value in store may be different from the estimated trade-in value you received online.

  • 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.
  • 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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  • For T-Mobile/Sprint, activation can happen directly on your iPad. First, go to settings and scroll to "Cellular Data.” Then select your carrier and follow the prompts. When selecting your plan, T-Mobile/Sprint customers need a plan with a minimum of 10GB of data to be eligible. For Verizon you will need to visit this site and follow the instructions. When selecting a Verizon plan, Unlimited and Unlimited Plus are eligible.

There’s always more to explore.

Get 3 free months of any of these services on your iPad Air°°

Apple TV+

Watch Apple Original series and films across all your devices.4footnote**
Learn moreApple TV+

Apple Fitness+

iPhone users get 3 months free by purchasing an iPad.footnote**
Learn moreApple Fitness+

Apple Arcade

Over 200 incredibly fun games. No ads. No in-app purchases.footnote**
Learn moreApple Arcade

Which iPad is right for you?

New

iPad Pro

The ultimate iPad experience with the most advanced technology.

From $749

12.9” or 11”

Liquid Retina XDR display²

Liquid Retina display²

ProMotion technology and True Tone

M2 chip

12MP Wide and 10MP Ultra Wide cameras

12MP

TrueDepth camera system with Ultra Wide

USB-C connector with support for Thunderbolt / USB 4

Superfast downloads and streaming³

Face ID

Storage up to

2TB

Works with Apple Pencil (2nd generation)

Works with Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio

iPad Air

Serious performance in a thin and light design.

From $549

10.9”

Liquid Retina display²

True Tone

M1 chip

12MP Wide camera

12MP

Ultra Wide front camera

USB-C connector

Superfast downloads, high-quality streaming³

Touch ID

Storage up to

256GB

Works with Apple Pencil (2nd generation)

Works with Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio

New

iPad 10th generation

The all-new colorful iPad for the things you do every day.

From $419

10.9”

Liquid Retina display²

True Tone

A14 Bionic chip

12MP Wide camera

12MP

Landscape Ultra Wide front camera

USB-C connector

Superfast downloads, high-quality streaming³

Touch ID

Storage up to

256GB

Works with Apple Pencil (1st generation)⁴

Works with Magic Keyboard Folio

iPad 9th generation

All the essentials in the most affordable iPad.

From $309

10.2”

Retina display

True Tone

A13 Bionic chip

8MP Wide camera

12MP

Ultra Wide front camera

Lightning connector

4G LTE cellular³

Touch ID

Storage up to

256GB

Works with Apple Pencil (1st generation)

Works with Smart Keyboard

iPad mini

The full iPad experience designed to fit in one hand.

From $449

8.3”

Liquid Retina display²

True Tone

A15 Bionic chip

12MP Wide camera

12MP

Ultra Wide front camera

USB-C connector

Superfast downloads, high-quality streaming³

Touch ID

Storage up to

256GB

Works with Apple Pencil (2nd generation)

Works with

Bluetooth keyboards