Apple has reached a partnership with mobile connectivity company GigSky to expand Apple SIM cellular data plans to over 90 countries and territories around the world. iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 users that have Apple SIM installed can now purchase short-term data plans while traveling in a long list of countries throughout Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, South America and other regions worldwide.
Users get to pick a cellular data plan from select carrier partners straight from their iPads that that fits the time frame they wish to use it for.
Apple SIM is now available for purchase at Apple Retail Stores in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Apple SIM cellular data plans were previously limited to participating carriers in the United States and United Kingdom including AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S. and EE in the U.K.
GigSky cellular data plans are available on a pay-as-you-go basis with no long-term commitments. Exact prices are listed on GigSky's website and vary based on the country, data amount and length of plan. Given that iPads are unlocked, travellers can also insert a SIM card belonging to a local carrier if preferred.
Apple has posted a full list of countries with Apple SIM coverage on its website here.