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Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Apple Pencil (2nd generation). It’s also compatible with the 12.9‑inch iPad Pro (3rd, and 4th generations), the 11‑inch iPad Pro (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generations), and iPad Air (4th generation). It pairs wirelessly and attaches magnetically for charging and storage.

  • Both the Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio are compatible with this iPad. They’re also compatible with the 12.9‑inch iPad Pro (3rd and 4th generations), the 11‑inch iPad Pro (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generations), and iPad Air (4th generation). Other third party keyboards are also available.

  • There are two SIM options for connecting your WiFi + Cellular iPad model to a data plan: a physical SIM card or eSIM technology.† (Note: Wi-Fi iPad models cannot connect to cellular networks.)

    Physical SIM card: All Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad models have a physical nano-SIM tray that will hold a carrier nano-SIM card (also called 4FF SIM card). Your iPad may have a carrier SIM card already installed if you purchased it from a carrier. If not, you can contact your carrier to obtain an appropriate card for your iPad. Some iPad models also support an Apple SIM card. For more information, go to https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203089.

    eSIM technology: Newer Wifi + Cellular iPad models include built-in eSIM technology that essentially acts as a digital SIM card. There are a few ways to activate an eSIM on your iPad, including downloading it right on the iPad itself, scanning a QR code, or using an app from a carrier. With eSIM, you can choose cellular data plans from select carriers in the U.S. and in more than 180 countries and regions around the world. For more information on setting up eSIM, go to https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203089.

    More information on iPad support for LTE networks by carrier and country or region

    All iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular models include a nano-SIM tray that supports a carrier SIM card.

    Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad models with embedded eSIM technology include: 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd and 4th generation), 11-inch iPad Pro (1st and 2nd generation), iPad Air (3rd and 4th generation), iPad (7th and 8th generation), and iPad mini (5th generation).

    Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad models with a physical Apple SIM card include: 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st generation), iPad Air (2nd generation), iPad (5th and 6th generation), and iPad mini (3rd and 4th generation). Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad models with an embedded Apple SIM include: 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

    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 and 4th generation), iPad (7th and 8th 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.

  • Pay monthly and interest-free for a new iPhone, iPad, Mac, and eligible accessories when you choose to check out with Apple Card Monthly Installments. You can also add a trade-in◊◊ to make your payments even lower. And you’ll get 3% Daily Cash back on your purchase, all up front.
  • It’s our trade-in and recycling program that’s good for you and the planet. If your current iPad is eligible for trade-in credit, you can offset the purchase price of a new one.◊◊ If it’s not eligible for credit, you can recycle it for free.

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  • Apple Trade In makes it easy to get credit toward the purchase of your next iPad. Simply answer a few questions about your device. If your iPad is engraved, it may be eligible for trade-in. Based on what you tell us, we’ll provide an estimated trade-in value. If you pay monthly, we’ll apply the value as an instant credit to lower the monthly payments of your new iPad. If you pay in full, we’ll credit your payment method after we receive your trade-in. If it’s not eligible for credit, you can recycle it for free.

    Once you accept the estimated trade-in value quote, we'll ship you a free, trade-in kit. When we receive your trade-in, we'll verify its condition and if everything checks out, your trade-in will be complete. If your device doesn’t match the condition you described, you’ll receive an email with next steps. If you paid in full and the value of your device was more than the cost of your new iPad, you’ll receive an Apple Gift Card by email with the remaining amount.

    The online trade-in process generally takes 2-3 weeks.

    You can also trade your device in at an Apple Store at the point of purchase, however the trade-in value in store may be different from the estimated trade-in value you received online.

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  • That depends on how you pay for your new iPad.

    If you use Apple Card Monthly Installments and include a trade-in, your estimated trade-in credit is instantly applied to the purchase price of your new iPad.* Once we receive your trade-in device and confirm that the condition matches what you described, there’s nothing more you need to do.

    If you pay in full, your trade-in value is applied as a credit to your original payment method after we receive your old device and confirm that the condition matches what you described.

    In either case, if we provide a revised trade-in value based on the condition of your old device, we’ll work with you to confirm that you still want to move forward with the trade-in.

  • Once we receive your trade-in device, a team inspects it and verifies its condition. If the condition matches what you described, you will receive the estimated value. If it doesn’t match, we’ll notify you of the revised value and confirm if you still want to move forward with the trade-in.
  • Buy an iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular directly from Apple (pay in full or monthly with Apple Card Monthly Installments). After placing your order, you’ll need to activate your new iPad on a new cellular data plan with T-Mobile/Sprint or Verizon or add a new plan to your existing carrier account. Plan requirements vary by carrier.

  • If you’re trading in online, it generally takes 2–3 weeks. But the sooner you send us your device, the sooner we can verify its condition and apply the trade-in credit to your order. If you’re trading in at an Apple Store, you’ll receive either instant credit toward your next purchase or an Apple Gift Card you can use anytime.

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  • It depends on the carrier. If you activate a new plan with T-Mobile/Sprint, you’ll receive your $200 in the form of a virtual prepaid Mastercard® gift card within 6-8 weeks. If you activate a new plan with Verizon, you’ll receive a $200 Verizon e-gift card within 8 weeks.

  • Anyone who buys a new Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad model directly from Apple and follows the carrier promotion instructions to qualify.

  • All Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad models.

  • Yes. If your current iPad is eligible for trade-in credit, you can offset the purchase price of a new one.◊◊ If it’s not eligible for credit, you can recycle it for free.

  • Contact your chosen carrier if you have questions about receiving your offer.

  • For T-Mobile/Sprint, activation can happen directly on your iPad. First, go to Settings and scroll to "Cellular Data." Then select your carrier and follow the prompts. When selecting your plan, T-Mobile/Sprint customers need a plan with a minimum of 10GB of data to be eligible. For Verizon you will need to visit and follow the instructions. When selecting a Verizon plan, Unlimited and Unlimited Plus are eligible.

  • For T-Mobile/Sprint, activation can happen directly on your iPad. First, go to settings and scroll to "Cellular Data.” Then select your carrier and follow the prompts. When selecting your plan, T-Mobile/Sprint customers need a plan with a minimum of 10GB of data to be eligible. For Verizon you will need to visit this site and follow the instructions. When selecting a Verizon plan, Unlimited and Unlimited Plus are eligible.

A closer look at iPad Air.

All-screen design with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display featuring True Tone and P3 wide color.

A14 Bionic chip featuring amazingly fast CPU and graphics performance.

Touch ID integrated into the top button.

12MP back camera with Focus Pixels and 7MP FaceTime HD camera with improved low-light performance.

Support for Apple Pencil (2nd generation).**

Compatible with Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio.**