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Users will not be able to activate data plan on iPad with Apple SIM, company terminated service

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Apple iPad users with cellular service will no longer be able to use the Apple SIM.
Apple iPad users with cellular service will now have to get an e-SIM or a physical SIM.
However, people who are using a physical SIM on their iPad will not be affected by this.

New Delhi. Apple iPad users with cellular service will no longer be able to activate a data plan for their tablet. They will now have to use e-SIM or a new physical SIM card for the data plan. In fact, Apple iPad users with cellular service can no longer use the Apple SIM that came with their device. MacRumors has reported that Apple has quietly updated the cellular data support page, which explicitly mentions that activation support will no longer be available using both standard and embedded Apple SIMs.

However, those using a physical SIM on their iPad will not be affected by this change. However, from October 1, the embedded Apple SIM will not be able to be used at all, the report said. An update to the Apple Support page states that Apple SIM technology will no longer be available to activate the new cellular data plan on the iPad.

Apple SIM is an embedded SIM
The Apple SIM introduced in 2014 is an embedded physical SIM that can be configured with any telecom service provider’s profile and can be used with iPads without having to purchase a new SIM from the service providers for cellular services. Is.

eSIM support in iPad
In some areas, Apple also included SIMs with cellular versions of the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, 5th and 6th generation iPads, and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. However, later the company started including embedded versions of the SIM with the 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch and second generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. All iPads launched after these models come with eSIM support.

Users can contact service providers
Apple has said that if you are affected by this change, you can contact your service providers for more information about connecting the iPad to a cellular data plan. Meanwhile, users have the option to use the SIM card and use it with their older generation iPad. New iPad users also have the option of using eSIM for data service.

why apple stopped sim activation
Apple has not given any exact reason behind this move. However, it seems to be a step towards eSIM support. Now, every iPad model launched after 2018 supports eSIM and now users have the option to use eSIM on their iPads for data connectivity. This means that the need for an Apple SIM and a new activation using the SIM is no longer required.

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