We recently heard that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission had decided that Apple would have to pay $2.25 million for misleading consumers with the new iPad and its 4G claims when the device was sold in the country.
Apple had agreed to pay the fine to the Australian Authorities, and now the court dealing with the case has ruled that Apple has to pay a total of $2.28 million to settle the case.
The $2.28 million is made up of a fine of $2.25 million, and $300,00 in court costs, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission had the following to say about the settlement.
“‘It is a big enough fine for Apple to have their reputation affected. Whether it is $2 million or $20 million, I think the damage and the message it sends are similar.”
Apple now offers two versions of the iPad, the iPad 2 and iPad 3, have a look at the difference between the iPad 2 and iPad 3.