Yesterday we reported that Apple had finally given in to consumer watchdogs and have since rebranded their iPads with 4G to “iPad WiFi + Cellular”. Since it no longer carried the 4G branding, it seemed possible that the dispute over “misleading” advertising would be over. Unfortunately Australia’s consumer watchdog, the ACCC, has decided that it is not over and will continue to pursue legal action. According to an ACCC spokesperson, “Any move by Apple to cease using the descriptor of ’4G’ will mitigate against the ACCC’s concerns but will not deal with any past conduct.” The trial is scheduled for the 4th of June and should the ACCC succeed with their lawsuit, it seems that Apple could face a major fine (although no word on how much Apple would have to pay). What do you guys think? Should the ACCC pursue this matter all the way until the end, or do you think that they should let Apple off the hook since the Cupertino company did eventually comply with their request?
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