Carrier Apple SIM in older iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by c1phr, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. c1phr macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2011
    Can anyone confirm if the Apple SIM works in an older iPad? I would be interested in grabbing one for my LTE Mini so that I can have the option to use Sprint when I go somewhere without great T-Mo coverage.

    From what I understand, the SIM itself can be purchased from an Apple retail store for $5, so it's just a matter of whether or not it will work.
  2. DoofenshmirtzEI macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2011
    The issue isn't necessarily the SIM, it's that older iPads aren't universal, and one from another carrier may not cover the cellular bands that you need to access another's network.
  3. Jades macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2012
    It works but only once it's provisioned to a carrier

    I tested and confirmed
  4. c1phr, Oct 26, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2014

    c1phr thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2011
    I believe the Retina Mini and Air 1 are universal with the exception that they needs to be activated specially by Verizon for their network. I bought an ATT mini and I use it just fine on T-Mo.

    Awesome, thanks.
  5. walt7788, Oct 26, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2014

    walt7788 macrumors member

    May 7, 2012
    Ahh never mind-- I see a previous post that answers my question. Thanks

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