Sprint will begin selling the new iPads this week online and in stores, the US carrier announced.
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Apple SIM is Apple's new SIM card tech that lets users swap between short-term data plans directly from the iPad Air 2.
Sprint is participating in the program along with AT&T, T-Mobile, and UK carrier EE. Notably in the US Verizon was left out, although it too is releasing the new iPad - just without Apple SIM support for now.
Besides that advantage Sprint says the iPad Air 2 is the first iPad that will support its Spark LTE network, which the carrier says delivers high speeds of 6 to 15MB on average, peaking at 50-60MB on "capable" devices.
And Sprint subscribers this week will be able to add the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 with cellular capabilities to a 20GB or higher Family Share plan for free for the next year.