Competition watchdog takes Apple to court after tablet was sold as 'iPad with WiFi + 4G' but cannot use Australian network.
This article titled “iPad 3 refunds for Australian buyers after Apple admits no 4G service” was written by Alison Rourke in Sydney, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 28th March 2012 03.58 UTC
Apple has offered refunds to Australians who bought a new iPad 3 after the maker admitted it does not work on the country’s 4G network.
Australia’s consumer watchdog found Apple had misled customers with its recent promotion of the new “iPad with WiFi + 4G”.
In a statement, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said Apple had “represented to Australian consumers that the product ‘iPad with WiFi + 4G’ can, with a sim card, connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia, when this is not the case”.