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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