Apple iPad – Misleading 4G Claims Result in Fine

Posted on: June 11th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has made a decision regarding the misleading claims Apple gave to the Australian (and indeed, the UK) consumer.

Apple have been fined $2.25M over the misleading claims.

Apple branded the iPad 3 as the iPad WiFi + 4G – unfortunately when the consumers in Australia started purchasing them expecting super-fast data access on the go, they were met with the standard 3G speeds.

The Apple iPad 3 will never be compatible with the Australian and United Kingdom 4G networks due to differences between the spectrums used in the United States and other countries.

Apple has since re-branded the iPad 3 as the “iPad 3 Wifi + Cellular” in both Australia and the United Kingdom.