Yesterday we heard that Australian government were planning to take Apple to court over the 4G claims of their new iPad in Australia, where the device had been advertised as being 4G capable, although it wouldn’t actually work on Australia’s 4G networks.
Now Apple is apparently going to offer any customers in Australia who bought the new iPad a full refund if they are not happy with the device, and they have also updated their website in Australia to confirm that whilst the iPad has 4G it can not run on the Tesltra LTE network in the country.
The iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G model can roam worldwide on fast GSM/UMTS networks, including HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA. When you travel internationally, you can use a micro-SIM card from a local carrier. You can also connect to the 4G LTE networks of AT&T in the U.S. and Bell, Rogers, and Telus in Canada.
It isn’t clear as yet whether this will be enough to satisfy the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and whether they will continue with a court case against Apple.