Here’s everything you need to know about 5G connectivity, eSIM and dual SIM support on the M2-powered Apple iPad Pro (2022).
In late 2022, Apple launched the unrivaled iPad Pro M2 in 11-inch and 12.9-inch variants. For many people, this welcome addition to the growing iPad family acts as a laptop replacement. After all, it packs a Mac chip and supports resizable app windows and external displays. Therefore, many users depend on it on the go and need fast data speeds. This begs the question – does the Apple iPad Pro M2 (2022) support 5G connectivity, eSIM and dual SIM? Here you will find everything you need to know about this specific topic.
The Apple iPad Pro M2 supports 5G, eSIM and dual SIM
Fortunately, the iPad Pro M2 is compatible with 5G, provided your data plan and region support it. Bands supported include n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n14, n20, n25, n26, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n70, n71, n77, n78, n79, n258, n260 and n261. Otherwise, the iPad Pro M2 uses 4G/LTE. However, you obviously need the cellular model of this tablet to be able to use 4G or 5G. Otherwise, you can only rely on Wi-Fi for wireless data connectivity.
The cellular model of the iPad Pro M2 includes a nano SIM tray and an eSIM. It also supports dual SIM function. That means you can select the SIM type you prefer and activate accordingly. However, it’s worth noting that the iPad Pro M2 Cellular model does Not support regular/carrier calls and SMS. Cellular capabilities are limited to 4G/5G data. In order to make calls or send text messages through your iPad Pro M2, your compatible iPhone would need to be nearby, as the iPad simply mirrors these tasks instead of performing them independently through the data plan.
Apple iPad Pro M2
The iPad Pro M2 (2022) is available in 11-inch and 12.9-inch variants. It’s the highest-end tablet the company sells, with a stunning display, Apple Pencil 2 support, and more.
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