iPad How come the iPad Pro with eSIM is not getting the eSIM QR Code scanner?

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  1. DeanLubaki macrumors 6502a

    DeanLubaki

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    If Apple is adopting the GSMA eSIM standard (QR Code Scan to add a provider) why doesn't the iPad Pro with eSIM support it like the iPhone XS on iOS 12.1 β?
     
  2. Mayanja macrumors regular

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    Maybe the ones to be announced next week will...
     
  3. DeanLubaki thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That would be so annoying because the old iPads support it.
     
  4. Mayanja macrumors regular

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    I'm not entirely sure if the iPads have a regular esim. I thought they had a special version of an embedded Apple sim of which the concept is the same, but it's not entirely implemented the same way. But I could be wrong.
     
  5. chfilm macrumors 68000

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    Yes, iPad Pro does NOT have a regular eSim like the Apple Watch has. We had a thread about this over st the iPad forum.
     
  6. DeanLubaki thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh wow. That's disappointing :(
     
  7. chfilm macrumors 68000

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    It is! Especially since carriers like Vodafone in Germany charge extra if you need an eSim and a physical multisim along with your current contract. Like 5€/month for the eSim, and another 5€ for the physical sim for the iPad, while they claim the eSim could be used in 3 devices at the same time. Hope that maybe in one week the situation will change :)
     

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