iPad Air 1st Gen Wi-Fi/Cellular SIM
iPad Air SIM Card Bay
Replace bent or corroded SIM card socket for the 1st generation iPad Air and fix problems recognizing SIM cards.
iPad Air SIM Card Tray
Replace a bent or missing SIM card tray for the 1st generation iPad Air. This tray holds the nano SIM card and is inserted on the side of the phone.
Apple released the iPad Air on October 22, 2013. As with the 4th Generation iPad Retina, the iPad Air uses a Lightning port and has a 2048x1536 (264 ppi) display. The external similarities end there. The iPad Air is lighter by nearly half a pound and all case dimensions have shrunk a bit when compared to the previous iPad generation. Case colors are either a white front with a silver back or a black front with a gunmetal gray back.
The iPad Air Wi-Fi/Cellular model was offered in 16, 32, 64, or 128 GB capacities, supports A-GPS, and for cellular service supports AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint in the US and nearly all major carriers around the world. iPad Air models have a dual core 64-bit 1.4 GHz Apple A7 processor and an M7 motion coprocessor.
The most commonly needed repairs for the first generation iPad Air are cracked screens and dead battery replacements. iFixit has the best iPad Air displays and iPad Air batteries on the market, along with a complete catalog of other first generation iPad Air parts for the less common part swaps.
All first generation iPad Air repairs will require a set of standard precision electronics tools. Any repair that involves removing the front panel will require iPad Air adhesive strips to ensure a full coverage and secure bond between replaced parts. All iFixit Fix Kits come with all tools and adhesive needed to complete the desired repair.
Once all parts and tools have been acquired, head to iFixit’s iPad Air repair guides for step-by-step instructions on how to complete your desired repair.