Apple SIM cards can no longer be used on iPad models to activate cellular data plans.
In a newly uploaded support document, Apple describes how the Apple SIM activation of new cellular data plans will no longer work. The special SIM card is primarily designed for iPad users so that they have the ability to receive data from carriers around the world.
However, as a result of Apple’s move to incorporate the nano-SIM into iPad Pro, the Cupertino-based company has discontinued support in lieu of newer technology.
Apple’s SIM card was initially included on iPad mobile models, such as the iPad 5 and 6, the 1st generation iPad Pro, the iPad Air 2, and the iPad mini 3 and 4. Apple went further with a built-in SIM card on the 10.5 inch and 9.7 inch iPad Pro, as well as the 2nd generation iPad Pro 12.9 inch models.
All iPads released in October 2018 and after do not require an Apple SIM as they have eSIM technology.