The company GigSky together Apple announced the ability to work with technology Apple SIM in the territory of the 144 countries, including Russia. The function of a virtual SIM card that allows iPad users to choose their own operators, thereby saving frequent trips.
Apple SIM was presented with the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 in the fall of 2014. Not announced from the stage, but her description is on the official Apple website. With its help, the user can change operator and tariff plan without removing the SIM card and not inserting the tablet in the other, but simply going into the settings of your operating system.
With GigSky list of regions where Apple SIM is supported by includes over 144 countries, including Russia. While devices that support the technology sold in retail stores only 13 countries: Australia, Sweden, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Turkey, Canada, the UK and the USA. Complete with Apple SIM comes only in the latter two countries.
Available in the Apple SIM iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro with a cellular module. Earlier models do not support the technology.
Tariffs for the Internet in Russia is as follows:
The fact that Apple is developing this project only on iPad and not on the more important market for iPhone, speaks about her care. On the one hand it may seem that operators should resist such initiatives by all means. However, if we talk about tablets, operators almost can’t force users to connect them to cellular networks, so here they have nothing to lose.