iPad Is a US LTE iPad Air compatible with EU LTE networks

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MortyUA, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. MortyUA macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2012
    Short and honest: I'll be in the US for work soon, and am thinking about buying a US iPad Air to bring home. I live in Europe, and at home Apple products are a good deal more expensive.

    Are US LTE iPad Airs different from EU models in terms of hardware, frequency bands, radio chips .. anything except the power plug? Is there an official ( :apple: ) source where I can see the exact hardware differences between US and EU models?

    I'm obviously concerned whether the US model will work with my EU 4G/LTE carrier. :)
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    There's only one iPad Air LTE model. The only difference between US and European "models" is the power plug that comes in the package.
  3. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Apparently, there are two models now. No idea which one is sold in Europe nor what bands are actually used there.

    iPad Air A1475 / iPad mini with Retina A1490
    Bands: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,17,18,19,20,25,26

    iPad Air A1476 / iPad mini with Retina A1491
    Bands: 1,2,3,5,7,8,18,19,20,38,39,40

  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Oh, right. I think the second one is for China, and US and Europe share the same model.
  5. lsquare macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
  6. Martin81 macrumors regular


    Oct 14, 2013
    You should check the frequencies your provider at home uses. Look at your local Apple Online Store which version they are selling.
  7. hharzer macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2013
    Both iPad models can be used in Europe, as you can easily see when you look at the supported countries.

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