iPad mini unlocked iPad Mini?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by edtorious, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. edtorious macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2007
    San Diego, California
    Forgive my ignorance but can I buy an unlocked iPad Mini? I plan to buy one for my Mom for her to use in the Philippines. I was confused by the Apple store when the selections are only with carrier iPad Mini, does that mean I have to commit to the carriers when I buy one? Does it matter which carrier iPad mini I buy when I'm hoping to use one of the carriers in the Philippines instead?:confused: Please advise. Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    Apple Phillipines says..

    This model can roam worldwide on fast cellular data networks, including HSPA, HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA. When you travel internationally, you can use a micro-SIM card from a local carrier.

    I've never bought an international model but this seems to indicate it can be used worldwide, you only need a SIM card from a local carrier...depending on the country you are in at the time.


    Hope that helps.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    All iPad and iPad mini are unlocked.

    No need to sign up to any carrier. Just pop in a working sim and it will just work.

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