Apple settles Australian iPad 4G case for $2.25M
After an Australian commission filed a complaint alleging Apple violated the country's consumer law by misleadingly labeling its iPad as 4G-capable, the computer giant agrees to settle.
Apple has agreed to pay a $2.25 million settlement today for allegedly misbranding its third-generation
The complaint was brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in March and iPad as 4G-capable -- the crux being that there aren't any 4G networks compatible with the device in Australia. The branding specifically said, "Wi-Fi + 4G."the country's consumer law by misleadingly labeling its new
"The ACCC alleges that Apple's recent promotion of the new 'iPad with WiFi + 4G' is misleading because it represents 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," the ACCC wrote in a statement in March.
After some back-and-forth and a whole slew of European countries, Apple conceded to re-branding the iPads as "Wi-Fi + Cellular." However, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission carried on with the court case.
According to 9to5Mac, the judge ruling over the case has not yet given final approval for the settlement.