Last month, Apple was sued in Australia because of advertising the New iPad (also known as iPad 3) as 4G compatible. Apple was accused of putting up a misleading advertisement because the New iPad is not 4G compatible in Australia.
Now, Apple went head-to-head against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in a Melbourne Federal Court on Monday, 16 April 2012, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. At the heart of this dispute is the use of 4G in the iPad name in Australia.
The ACCC asserted that the 4G in the device’s name was misleading to customers because the new iPad did not support Australia’s 4G networks. Apple responded to this complaint by putting up disclaimers that explained the iPad was not compatible with Australian 4G and offering refunds to customers who wanted to return their device.
Apple and ACCC had met earlier on Monday to discuss the iPad name at a mediation session, but an agreement could not be reached.