KDDI becomes Japan’s first network operator to support Apple SIM

Apple SIM partners

Apple today updated the Apple SIM support page to reveal that Japanese operator KDDI now supports the Apple SIM for the iPad. This makes it the first carrier in Japan to support this feature from Apple.

The Apple SIM was first introduced by Apple in 2014 when it unveiled the iPad Air 2. The SIM card allows users to switch between different mobile network carriers and their data plans. This makes the Apple SIM an extremely handy tool to have, especially when you are travelling.

Beside being bundled with the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 and iPad mini 3, a standalone Apple SIM can also be purchased directly from one of Apple’s retail store. Other countries where the Apple SIM is available include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.S.

Earlier this year, Apple had announced a partnership with GigSky that expanded the functionality of the SIM card to 90 more countries.

[Via MacRumors]