So Apple’s latest iPad is 4G LTE capable which is great news mostly for US customers. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, 4G LTE networks are not as readily available which is why the Australian consumer watchdog, the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) has just announced that they will seek orders against Apple tomorrow for making misleading claims about the 4G capabilities of the their new iPad in Australia.
“The ACCC is seeking urgent interlocutory relief to ensure consumers are made aware of the correct technical capabilities of this device. Additionally the ACCC is seeking final orders including injunctions, pecuniary penalties, corrective advertising and refunds to consumers affected.”
The ACCC are alleging that Apple’s advertisement for the 4G capable iPad misleads customers into thinking that the iPad WiFi + 4G model will allow them to hook onto 4G LTE networks in Australia when that isn’t the case. Local carriers such as Optus and Telstra have since ceased using 4G references in their promotion of the new iPad.
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