For travellers, an iPad is a common companion to stay connected and stay in touch and Apple has launched a new SIM card service that will keep users connected when they are overseas.
Apple SIM lets you choose a cellular data plan from the available providers in more than 90 countries and territories around the world including the US, Canada, UK and across Europe.
The Apple SIM is available from Apple retail stores and will work with the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 wi-fi + cellular models.
No matter which of these countries you travel to, there is no need to change the SIM card but simply choose a plan from the available providers that will appear on the iPad’s screen.
Apple has partnered with GigSky which has agreements with carriers around the world to allow Apple SIM customers find a plan that suits their data needs and the length of their stay whether it’s a day, a week or a month.
“We’re elated to offer iPad users a new way to stay connected around the world,” said Ravi Rishy-Maharaj, Founder and CEO of GigSky.
“iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are thin, light and great for travel. Paired with GigSky’s affordable mobile data service — easily accessible right from iPad with Apple SIM — travelers have the freedom to email, map and tweet wherever they go, without the usual challenges of connecting.”
Plans will vary in price from country to country but users can expect to pay about $50 for 3GB of data in some part of the world including parts of Europe and $50 for 1GB of data in the US.
See all the countries where you can use Apple SIM here.