When Apple launched the new iPad, there was quite a bit of commotion regarding its 4G LTE capabilities. For the most part it seems that the radios used by Apple in the new iPad were compatible with USA carriers such as AT&T and Verizon, leading some customers in overseas markets confused about why the 4G on their iPad wasn’t working for them. Many a consumer watchdog weren’t too pleased about it and requested that Apple change their advertising so as not to further confuse and mislead customers about the tablet’s 4G LTE connectivity.
For a while Apple defended its use of the 4G label but it looks like they have finally caved in. Now instead of reading “iPad WiFi + 4G”, it now reads “iPad WiFi + Cellular” (as pictured in the screenshot above) making the distinction of its capabilities a bit broader. If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about regarding the different networks, check out our article on the difference between 4G networks here which should prove to be quite an insightful read!
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- 2012-06-21: Australian judge orders Apple to pay $2.25 million fine over misleading iPad advertisements
- 2012-04-20: Apple defends its 4G branding on its new iPad in Australia
- 2012-04-17: Apple pressured to drop 4G branding from its new iPad in Australia
- 2012-03-29: Sweden might also investigate Apple over 4G LTE claims
- 2012-03-27: Australian consumer watchdog alleges that Apple is misleading customers with 4G claims