In October last year, Apple’s iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 models with cellular connectivity started shipping with a preinstalled “Apple SIM Card”, which allowed users to choose cellular data plans from carriers in the US and the UK. The service has been expanding to more and more territories ever since and today, MacRumors is reporting that Apple has partnered with mobile connectivity company GigSky to expand its Apple SIM cellular data plans to over 90 countries, including Canada.
We’re elated to offer iPad users a new way to stay connected around the world,” said Ravi Rishy-Maharaj, Founder and CEO of GigSky. “iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are thin, light and great for travel. Paired with GigSky’s affordable mobile data service — easily accessible right from iPad with Apple SIM — travelers have the freedom to email, map and tweet wherever they go, without the usual challenges of connecting.”
Now there’s no need to pick-up a local SIM, hunt for Wi-Fi, or travel in fear of excessive data roaming charges. iPad users can choose a GigSky data plan upon arrival right from their iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 with Apple SIM installed, and easily connect to family and friends, stay in touch and share their travel.
Apple SIM well be available for purchase at Apple Retail Stores in Canada as well as in other countries including Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States over the next few weeks.
A full list of countries with Apple SIM coverage is given on Apple’s website here.