Apple fined $2.29 million over misleading ‘4G iPad’ claims in Australia

Apple iPad 4G Fine Australia

Justice Mordy Bromberg on Thursday found that Apple misled consumers in Australia with the capabilities of its third-generation iPad, Agence France-Presse reported. The Cupertino-based company was fined for “deliberately” misleading Australian consumers about the local 4G capability of its latest iPad and will be forced to pay $2.29 million. “The conduct concerned was deliberate and very serious,” Bromberg said. “It exposed a significant proportion of Australian consumers of tablet devices to a misleading representation.” While the slate features 4G LTE connectivity, the technology is not compatible with Australia’s wireless networks. The iPhone-maker in March began offering customers a refund if they felt misled, however it was not enough. Apple was also ordered to pay roughly $305,000 in court fees.


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