Apple’s latest iPad tablet offering, the 9.7 inch iPad Pro, comes with an embedded Apple SIM card. Other recent devices from the company also feature this SIM, but unlike most physical SIM cards, this one is hard wired into the tablet, which means it will not be removable. But now that Apple has begun tinkering with embedded SIMs on its tablets, are iPhones next?
When Apple announced (quietly) the arrival of the Apple SIM about a week ago, many thought that it was a nifty idea. After all, having a SIM card that allows people to easily switch between multiple carriers would really come in handy. No more replacing SIM cards when needed, no more buying new ones when you are not satisfied with the previous one's coverage. It really is a nifty idea. But then here comes AT&T. Apparently when users select the carrier when using the Apple SIM, the device gets locked to the AT&T network. Currently, the Apple SIM is compatible with four wireless carriers: AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the United States, and EE in the United Kingdom. (If you are wondering why Verizon is not joining the party, well you are not alone.) You should be able to easily switch between these carriers in finding the service that best suits your wireless needs. Except for AT&T of course. Apparently when you select the carrier, a notification shows up saying to the effect that once you pick this carrier option, the Apple SIM can only be used exclusively with AT&T. Furthermore, the notification is reminding users that should they change carriers in the future, they will have to get a new Apple SIM.
Tech giant Apple did not just announced new iPads (and then some) last Thursday, the company also quietly unveiled the Apple SIM, a SIM Card that allows users to switch between AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Apparently, with the release of its iPad Air 2, Apple is also offering its customers the option of purchasing a cellular edition that features the Apple SIM. As many may know, a SIM card is that small piece of plastic inside any smartphone that lets users connect to a wireless carrier's network. Normally, SIM cards are configured to work for one particular carrier only. For example, if you purchase a smartphone on a two-year agreement from, say, T-Mobile, the device will typically come with a T-Mobile SIM card inside it. Obviously, you would not be able to use your phone on another network, like AT&T's for instance -- unless of course, you purchase an AT&T SIM card and put it in your device. That is about to change, courtesy of the Apple SIM. You see, Apple's SIM card is designed to work with more than one carrier, so you need not purchase just one SIM for each carrier anymore. With the Apple SIM, you can flip flop from one carrier to another whenever you want to, and you will not need to sign up for any two-year agreement, or buy anything directly from a specific carrier.
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