Apple Clarifies iPad 4G In Australia
Apple is under fire for its iPad 4G marketing in Australia because the new iPad is not compatible with 4G in Australia. Apple is facing legal action from a consumer watchdog group which claims the company’s advertising is misleading.
After a meeting with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Apple has agreed to modify its advertising in the country.
Apple will add a statement to its marketing materials that will clarify that the iPad is not compatible with Australia’s LTE and WiMAX networks. Its website and in-store signage will now say,
This product supports very fast cellular networks. It is not compatible with current Australian LTE networks and WiMAX networks.
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Apple will also contact current iPad WiFi+4G owners and offer them a refund. Apple’s not delaying on this issue. It has already changed the wording on its website. It will change its in-store materials and contact iPad 4G customers by 5 April 2012.
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