Users in Japan can now buy unlocked iPad Air and Mini, allowing them to choose the carrier of their choice. The unlocked iPad variant is available from retail stores as well as online Apple Store.
Previously Apple sold only SIM-locked device through retail stores in Japan. In addition to choosing from local carriers, the unlocked version will allow users to use their devices overseas by changing the SIM Card.
The 16GB iPad Air is available for ¥66,744 and the 16GB iPad Mini Retina at ¥55,944. Both are priced at ¥10,000 more than the existing locked versions.