It looks like Apple could be in trouble the the Australian Government over the 4G claims on their new iPad, whilst the iPad comes with a 4G connection, at the moment this only works in the US and it is not compatible with Australia’s 4G network which runs on the 1800Mhz frequency.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that they will be making a application to the federal court in Melbourne against Apple.
“The ACCC alleges that Apple’s recent promotion of the ‘new iPad with WiFi + 4G’ is misleading because it represents to Australian consumers that the product ‘iPad with WiFi + 4G’ can, with a SIM card, connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia, when this is not the case,” the statement reads.
it will be interesting to see what the outcome of this is, as it could also effect Apple in other countries where the iPad is advertised as having Wifi and 4G but can not run on 4G networks.
Source ACCC, Apple Insider
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