Every iPad can connect to the internet through a high-speed Wi-Fi network, like the wireless internet router in your home or the wireless hotspots you find in a coffee shop, school library, or airport. There are hotspots all over the world, and iPad finds them automatically.
If you’re someplace where there is no Wi-Fi, iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular models let you stay connected to fast cellular data networks practically anywhere you go. So you can continue to browse the web, send and receive mail, get directions, and more. To use a cellular network, simply insert an activated carrier SIM card, or purchase a cellular data plan using Apple SIM or eSIM right on your iPad with no long-term commitment.*
* Not all carriers support Apple SIM and eSIM. See your carrier for more details. Not available in China mainland. The eSIM technology works with iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad (7th generation), and iPad mini (5th generation). Apple SIM works with iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad (5th and 6th generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, and iPad mini 4.