Apple’s Multi SIM for iPad Air 2 To Be Locked By AT&T

Ramish Zafar
Posted Oct 25, 2014
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Apple launched the iPad Air 2 with several distinctive features on board. Apart from being the thinnest tablet on the market today (something which will change soon, thanks to Dell) the iPad Air 2 also comes with the A8X and Apple Pay on board. The A8X is Apple’s latest breed of Cyclone power, which can be said to be one of the top mobile processors in the market currently. For an in depth analysis of the A8X, click here.

Apart from the A8X, decreased thickness and Apple Pay, the iPad Air 2 will also come with Apple SIM. Apple SIM is a universal SIM card, which will allow you to switch carriers on the go. With Apple SIM, users will no longer be limited to a single network, and will have the option to choose from a multitude of carriers. Well, at least if they don’t plan on using the iPad Air 2 with AT&T.

AT&T To Lock Apple SIM To It’s Network On The iPad Air 2 After Activation.

The carrier has confirmed today that the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 variants using the Apple SIM will not be able to use other networks as the Apple SIM inside them will be locked once the devices have been activated. In order to switch networks, users will have to replace SIM cards manually, which was also the case before the launch of the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3.

Apart from AT&T, Sprint customers are also in for a bit of bad news today. An Apple support documents states that devices on Sprint will not be shipping with an Apple SIM. Instead, they will ship with a Sprint legacy SIM. So far, it seems that only T-Mobile is the carrier which has not taken any steps to hamper carrier switching.

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