iPad 3 in hot water in Australia over 4G marketing claims, offering refunds


Early this morning the Australian Competitors and Shopper Fee (ACCC) made an software for an injunction in opposition to Apple, arguing that the corporate’s use of the time period 4G was once complicated Australian shoppers who would possibly fairly are expecting the iPad to work on the united states’s Telstra LTE community (which it can not).

The new 4G iPad is currently described in Australia as being able to “roam worldwide on fast GSM/UMTS networks, including HSPA, HSPA+ and DC-HSDP” but can only connect to LTE networks “of AT&T in the US and Bell, Rogers and Telus in Canada.”

According to ABC News, Apple has already responded to the suit and has stated that it is happy to offer full refunds to Australian consumers who feel they’ve been mislead by Apple’s advertising. It’s also agreed to publish a clarification demanded by the ACCC.

Whether this actually prevents the injunction from going ahead remains to be seen – the case is due to continue later this afternoon.

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