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Apple confirmed today that it has released an unlocked variant of its cellular iPad in Japan allowing users to buy the device and use it with their carrier of choice.

The new iPads will be available through Apple retail stores in the country as well as through Apple’s online store. In addition to picking between local carriers, it will also allow users to use their iPads with SIM cards for other carriers when traveling abroad. The carrier unlocked iPads are available for both cellular iPad Air and iPad mini models.

Previously Apple sold cellular iPads through retail stores in the country with SIM cards locked to one of various supported carriers such as SoftBank and NTT Docomo.

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2 Responses to “Apple begins selling unlocked iPads in Japan”

  1. I was bought iPad 3rd Gen Cellular back then in 2012 through Softbank and iPad was not locked I can use any SIM. The correct one is SIM lock among to Japanese Carriers, which is mean I cannot put DOCOMO SIM into my iPad

  2. How $#!%. That’s great news. Way to go Apple.